Rising again is the mark of victory. Sin has been dispatched. It's hard to believe. Mary Magdalene did not believe it until Jesus spoke her name. Peter and John thought she must be wrong till they went to the tomb.
It was true, but Thomas was a holdout. Then Jesus came to visit with them and eat with them. They were together in a closed and locked room and Thomas was there. Jesus joined them, and said,
"Peace be with you." Then he looked at Thomas and said, "Don't be an unbeliever. See the wounds."
Thomas fell on his knees proclaiming, "My Lord and my God."(John 20:28)
One morning they went fishing very early, and when they came ashore, he had breakfast cooking. They had seen him from the ship, and Peter jumped into the water and swam to shore. After they ate, Jesus asked Peter, "Simon do you love me?"
"Yes, Lord, I love you."
Jesus said, "Feed my lambs" Then Jesus asked him again two more times, and Peter repeated his answer twice more but he became distressed. After the third time Jesus accepted the promise, but he also prophesied a difficult journey for Peter and a painful death. Then he said, "Follow me."
Seeing John, Peter questioned, "What about him?"
Jesus said, "What is that to you. You follow me."
Have you ever been an unbeliever when Jesus offered proof of his faithfulness to you? Have you ever come to him in repentance? Do you follow him now? There is still work to do for his name and time for repentance.