But these words seemed to them an idle tale, and they did not believe them.
This is the response of the disciples upon hearing from the women of the empty tomb. It’s too good to be true. It’s the stuff of fairy tales.
Their minds are changed later though, as Jesus appears to them in the upper room. Even in seeing him they don’t believe.
Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures.
It took Jesus to open their minds to make the connection. To remember all he predicted that came true. To finally believe.
Salvation truly is a gift of your Spirit, God. Thank you for not only sending your Son but for opening our minds to see and understand and to love him. So the same for other for your glory!