The news that Jesus was alive began to spread among His followers, at first with hesitation but then with enthusiasm.
Even His disciples did not believe the first reports and Thomas demanded proof. But wherever people were confronted with the reality of His resurrection, their lives were transformed…actually they weren’t they were (Metamorphosed)
Metamorphosisis an abrupt change in the animal’s body structure, nothing of the old remains it is completely new. i.e. caterpillar to butterfly
Romans 12:2 Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewal of your minds.
The only other times this word is used is when Jesus is transfigured Matthewand Mark’sgospel, Romans 12:2 and then in 2 Corinthians 3:18And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.
Transformation, ‘a marked difference’
The question that God still asks us today is, ‘Have we personally met the risen Christ? Has that encounter caused a metamorphosis of our lives?
At the resurrection of Jesus metamorphosis of the disciples was evident in three ways:
Fear to Courage
Unbelief to Confidence
Death to Life