Matthew 28:10 “Then said Jesus unto them, Be not afraid: go tell my brethren that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see me.”
That Christ is risen from the dead is the biblical truth believed by Christians for two thousand years. The very idea is the most often denied and ridiculed truth of our faith. At the beginning of the knowledge of His resurrection He showed Himself alive and went to great pains to relieve them of any fear associated with this miracle. Among many things, His resurrection clears our mind of any doubt about the value of His death on the cross to pay for our sins. Because He carried our sins far away we have confidence that in reality we are redeemed, our sins paid for through His righteous blood.
Due to His resurrection, we, as the Bible states, live also. This is our forever life in Him.
Christ knew that throughout the years while we wait for His return in power, we will be outcasts if we are more than a token serious about all this. Thus in His prayer in John 17 he prayed for us, giving assurance of His understanding and identifying with us in our suffering for His namesake. But there is a tender phrase in our verse that transcends the other truths toward us in the resurrection. Note:
“Go tell my brethren.”
Angels had the authority to order, “Go tell His disciples,” but Christ raises the power of camaraderie from fellow sufferers to “family” involved in the greatest family enterprise in the history of the creation. Over a quarter century ago this truth was brought home to me when most of my ‘friends’ were ashamed to be seen with me. I went home one day after an associate of years asked me to refrain from attending a meeting. I acquiesced. I went home, and standing in front of mirror, lower than a snake’s belly, the truth of Matthew 28:10 was brought home to my heart. This truth gave me strength to fight on, even today. Anyone who has been through tough things learns the difference between toleration and acceptance.
Matthew 28:10, coupled with another “brethren” verse, will keep your motor running through the darkest and coldest night. I am “family” with Jesus, the first message of His resurrection.
Hebrews 2:11 For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren,
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