Recognizing the Resurrected Christ

Just a few thoughts from my reading the accounts of the resurrected Christ to his followers.

In three visitations, Christ was not recognized at first: (a) the visitation to Mary at the empty tomb, (b) the extended journey with the two disciples on the road to Emmaus, (c) and the appearance on the shore while Peter and the disciples were fishing.

I think it can be profitable to point out what happened before His followers recognized Him. For Mary, it was after he called her by name. For the two disciples, it was when he blessed and broke bread. For the fisherman, it was after they, following His instructions, pulled in their net overflowing with fish.

Perhaps these stories can be analogous to our lives, in terms of recognizing the Savior’s presence and influence. When we feel that Christ knows us personally and calls us by name; when we partake of the sacrament and renew covenants with God in His name; and when, following His instructions, we are successful beyond our wildest dreams in building His Kingdom — in these circumstances, we see Christ for who He really is.

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2 Responses

  1. I just erased a comment with a YouTube link that witnesses to Mormons. I just want to let whoever left this link know that I erased your link not in an effort to shield what you are saying, but rather because this blog is dedicated to intelligent commentary that is on the subject of a particular post. Your link was not.

  2. I wish I could add to the discussion but your observations seem so complete I simply wanted to express my gratitude for your willingness to share. Thank you.

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