The resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead changes everything.
No one expected Jesus to rise from the dead. The women were not ready for it and nor were the disciples. Thomas, one of the twelve, was definitely not expecting Jesus to rise from the dead.
Thomas was not present when the risen Jesus appeared to the other ten disciples. Thomas refuses to believe their testimony. Soon after the risen Jesus meets Thomas and graciously confronts his unbelief.
Jesus’ resurrection shows that His word can be trusted. He really is the Christ – God’s chosen King.
Jesus’ resurrection also shows that His sin-bearing death was effective for our forgiveness and salvation.
Still today Jesus invites people to take hold of His resurrection. Jesus calls us to trust Him and, by faith, to accept His invitation of eternal life.