He is Risen! 祂已复活

Easter morning: The stone is rolled away from the mouth of the tomb. The women find the tomb empty on Sunday morning. Angels say, “He is not here, He has risen!” The Pharisees attempted to silence the news of this incredible event. Jesus appears to two disciples on the road to Emmaus. If you read the gospels, you’ll find they all carry the marks of credible accounts by genuine eyewitnesses. There is no attempt to “polish” the stories. The gospels tell it as it was. HE IS RISEN!

My favourite phrase in the resurrection account is this: “And he …believed”! (John 20:8). It tells the personal moment of faith of John. He was the first to believe Jesus had risen without seeing Him alive yet. The rest of the disciples all wanted hard facts. Even when Mary Magdalene told them she had seen Jesus, they refused to accept it (Mark 16:11). They all had to see Jesus physically first before believing. John was the exception.

So, what did John “see” that made him believe? He saw the empty tomb, and the linen cloths lying wrapped up, but these were still not what convinced him. I’m convinced he believed because he remembered what Jesus had said: He would rise again on the third day. Sure, the others had heard it too, but they never believed it (John 20:9) until they saw. John believed, then he saw. That’s the key. Believing before you “see”.

Jesus is alive now. Do you believe that? Look around you. Feel the worship! Sense the excitement of lives changed. And you will know Easter is true! Jesus said, “Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe.” Today, if you believe, He will transform you. If you receive Him, you will pass from an old life to a new one. Easter has power. It has the power to change because HE IS RISEN!

复活日的清早:星期日的早晨,妇女们来到坟墓,看见坟墓是空的,石头也从墓门滚开了。天使对她们说:“祂不在这里,祂已经复活了!”法利赛人尝试压制这不可思议事件的任何消息。耶稣亦在往以马忤斯路上向两位门徒显现。当您阅读福音书时,您会发现里面所记载的事件都来自于真正目击者提供可靠真实的描述。他们没有尝试给予更‘精彩’的故事。这福音书告诉我们的就是如此。祂已经复活了!

在这复活事件的记述中,我最喜爱的短语是:“…看见就信了”!(约翰福音20:8)。它告诉我们约翰个人的信心时刻。在他还未亲眼看见耶稣复活之前,他是第一位相信耶稣已经复活。而其他的门徒要属实的确据才相信。即使抹大拉的马利亚告诉他们她已经看见耶稣,他们还是拒绝相信 (马可福音16:11)。他们要先亲眼看见耶稣才愿意相信。约翰却是例外的。

那约翰‘看见’了什么以至他如此相信呢?他看见空坟墓和那放在一处的细麻布,但这一切都不是使他信服的原因。我深信,他相信是因为他记得耶稣曾经说过:在第三天,祂将会复活。无可否认的,其他人也一样听见这番话,但他们从未相信 (约翰福音10:9),直到他们看见。约翰是先相信然后看见。就是这关键。在你未‘看见’之前,先相信。

现在耶稣已复活了。您相信吗?看看您周围。感受一下这崇拜!去体会生命被改变的兴奋。那您就会晓得复活节是真实的!耶稣说:“那没有看见就信的有福了。”今天,如果您相信,祂将要改变您。如果您接受祂,您旧的生命将过去,变成新的了。复活是带有能力的。祂有能力改变因为‘祂已经复活’!

Ps Dr Philip Lyn 医生牧师

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