President Nelson pointed out that the resurrection of Jesus Christ is one of the most carefully documented events in human history.1 We have records from multiple people who saw Him!
- Christ first appeared to Mary Magdalene, and Mary recognized Him as soon as He called her name (John 20:15–16).
- The next day, He walked with two of His disciples on the road to Emmaus, who recognized Him only just before He left them (Luke 24:13–34).
- Rumors were then starting to spread, and as a group of disciples gathered to talk about what they had heard, Christ appeared to them, showing them the marks from the nails in his hands and feet (Luke 24:36–39).
- Thomas wasn’t with the other disciples on that occasion, and he doubted their testimonies. Later, the Savior showed Himself to Thomas, who then believed (John 20:26–29).
Jesus Christ taught His disciples that being a witness of Him was different than seeing Him with their physical eyes. To be a witness of Him meant that they had gained a testimony of Him by seeking Him, learning of Him, and having faith in Him.
Even without physically seeing Jesus Christ, you can learn more about Him and share what you learn with others. The Spirit can touch your soul and give you a witness. Like those who saw the resurrected Savior, you can also stand and testify that He lives, loves us, and is there for us today!
Adapted from “Witnesses of the Resurrection,” Apr. 2023 For the Strength of Youth.
1. See “Jesus Christ Is Our Savior,” Apr. 2023 Liahona.