John 20:8-9 Then the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; for as yet they did not understand the Scripture, that he must rise from the dead.
They had walked with him for three years. They had seen miraculous healings, water changed to wine, bread and fish multiplied. They had heard him say that he would die and be raised again in three days. Yet, when the resurrection took place they were startled and amazed. It is fascinating to consider what it takes for us to believe...really grasp the reality of who the Lord is and what He has done.
We have to move from a "head knowledge" of Jesus as a character we have heard about and even read about to a "heart knowledge" that grasps how He directly impacts our lives on the most personal level.
We may have know about Jesus for our entire lives but we have not "come to know him" until we realize that the resurrection really represents our own personal passage from death to life.