Encountering the Risen Christ

Encountering the Risen Christ

Fearful Reaction

“When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. Then he placed his right hand on me and said: ‘Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last.'”Revelation 1:17 (NIV)

In this verse, we witness John’s powerful encounter with the risen Christ.

Overwhelmed by the vision before him, John falls to the ground in fear, as if he were dead.

Reassuring Touch

But in that moment of trembling, Christ reaches out and touches John, offering a comforting and reassuring presence.

With His right hand upon John, Jesus speaks words of comfort and reassurance, dispelling the fear that had overtaken him.

Overcoming of Fear

Fear is a common human experience, one that can paralyze us and prevent us from experiencing the fullness of God’s presence.

But in this encounter, we see that fear does not have to have the final word. Christ, in His power and authority, reminds us that we need not be afraid.

Abiding Presence

As believers, we can take comfort in knowing that the same Christ who reassured John is with us still. His presence is not limited to a single moment in history, but is an abiding reality that we can access through faith.

When fear threatens to overwhelm us, we can turn to Christ and experience His reassuring touch and His comforting words.

May we, like John, encounter the risen Christ in all His power and glory. And may we find the courage to overcome our fears, drawing strength from His abiding presence and His promise that He is with us always, even to the end of the age.

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