Resurrection:As a personal Encounter of the Believer
While I was in the Church this Easter and listening to Bishop's sermon on the gospel accounts of Resurrection; one thing stuck with me. He said that though all gospels speak the same thing on Resurrection of Christ; None of the gospels talks about its time at which He rose from the dead. And this still remains a mystery. There is no account of the time when the stone rolled and when the tomb got empty. All that we know is that He resurrected on third day after crucifixion.
Peter first went inside and found the tomb empty. He then went to spread the message. Jesus first appears to Mary Magdalene. All other appearances occur at different times to believers and disciples alike; in the upper room, at the shore of Sea of Galilee and so on.
Gradually the disciples and common people of Jerusalem believed that He had indeed risen. But still the question remains unanswered "When (precise time) Jesus actually resurrected?"
And the answer lies in the heart of believers who saw Him. He was only risen to those who saw and experienced him personally in flesh and blood. He was only risen to those who validated Resurrection by touching His wounds and feeling His side.
Thomas verifying Jesus' wound