Jesus Testified About Himself Through the Bible
On the day when Jesus rose from death, He appeared to two of His disciples as they were walking from Jerusalem to Emmaus. Although Jesus was walking right beside them, they did not recognize Him.
“What are you discussing together?”
At Jesus’ question, they stood still with their faces downcast. One of them, named Cleopas, asked Him, “Are you only a visitor to Jerusalem and do not know the things that have happened there in these days?”
“What things?” He asked.
“About Jesus! He was a great prophet. The chief priests and our rulers handed him over to be sentenced to death, and they crucified him; but we had hoped that he was the one who was going to redeem Israel. It is the third day since all this took place. In addition, some of our women went to the tomb early this morning but didn’t find his body. They came and told us that they had seen a vision of angels, who said he was alive. Then some of our companions went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said, but they did not see him.”
Then Jesus said to them, “How foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Did not the Christ have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?”
And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, He explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning Himself.
The One whom they had believed as their Savior was put to death after having suffered a lot. Three days after His death, they could not find His body. The disciples were just dismayed, not realizing why these things had happened.
The method Jesus chose to awaken those who were slow to believe the Scriptures was not performing a miraculous sign or wonder but explaining to them the things written about Himself in all the Scriptures—this was the surest way to convince them.
The Bible testifies about our Savior (Jn 5:39). The way to meet the Savior isn’t far away from you.