So He is risen, but what now? This time was not necessarily a quiet one because Jesus appeared to His disciples 12 times according to tradition before He ascended up to be with His Father. He was encouraging them, exhorting them, strengthening them and even forgiving some of them. Jesus did not forget about those that were closest to Him just like He doesn’t forget us. That is why the Holy Spirit is such an important part of our lives. But we need to strengthen that relationship by times of meditation on the Word, quiet times just listening for His voice and prayer that is not just a laundry list of our needs or wants. Truly take time to connect or reconnect with your Savior.
1 Peter 1: 8-12
Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.
Concerning this salvation, the prophets who prophesied about the grace that was to be yours searched and inquired carefully, inquiring what person or time the Spirit of Christ in them was indicating when he predicted the sufferings of Christ and the subsequent glories. It was revealed to them that they were serving not themselves but you, in the things that have now been announced to you through those who preached the good news to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven, things into which angels long to look.