Jesus Christ



41. Why did not Mary Magdalene at the tomb first, and the two disciples who were travelling to Emmaus then, and also some of the disciples of Jesus at the Sea of Tiberias, recognize Jesus at once when He appeared to them?



The reason why they did not recognize Him at once was that “their eyes were restrained, so that they did not know Him” (Luke 24:16 – NKJV).

However, it must be said that all of them recognized Him after a short time. Mary recognized Jesus when Jesus called her by name, for she said to Him immediately: “Rabboni!” (John 20:16); the two disciples who were travelling to a village called Emmaus recognized Him when Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it and gave it to them (Luke 24:30-31). And the disciples at the Sea of Tiberias recognized Him when they cast the net on the right side of the boat and caught so many fish that they were not able to draw the net in for the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter: “It is the Lord!” (John 21:7 - NKJV)