Who would recognise someone known to be dead?
Yet within a very short period we find Mary announcing that she has seen the Lord. Not long after Peter is telling Cornelius that Jesus had risen and that this was the foundation of hope for all people.
There are three astonishing things in what Peter says.
First, that someone could rise from the dead. Peter’s change from frightened denier of Christ to bold advocate is one of the great evidences for the resurrection.
Second, that God would reach in love to the whole world.
Third, that Roman occupier and Jewish occupied could be drawn together in unity.
He is risen indeed. Alleluia! pic.twitter.com/qrlCpvAuar
— St Paul’s Cathedral (@StPaulsLondon) April 12, 2020