Popular author Max Lucado wrote in the first chapter of his book Just Like Jesus, “God loves you just the way you are, but He refuses to leave you that way. He wants you to be just like Jesus.”
The process of this ongoing transformation is called sanctification. The scriptural statement of this truth is 2 Corinthians 3:18. “And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another . . .”
In today’s passage, this transforming power of Jesus is seen in a steady stream of people. Ask yourself if one of these fits your situation.
Joseph & Nicodemus — from cowardice to courage, 19:38-42.
Peter & John — from fear to faith, 20:1-10.
Mary Magdalene — from despair to hope, 20:11-18.
The Disciples — from sorrow to joy, 20:19-23.
Thomas — from unbelief to belief, 20:24-29.
The purpose of the book — from death to life, 20:30-31.
Did you see yourself in one of these groups?
Look to the Savior and receive a changed life.