1 Corinthians 15.5-8
 … and that he appeared to Cephas, and then to the Twelve.  After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep.  Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles,  and last of all he appeared to me also.
The resurrection is remarkable, not just because it happened, but because the risen Jesus showed himself to so many. We know who some of them were – Peter and the other apostles, then over 500 (who no doubt include the 120 of Acts 1.15), and James the Lord’s brother (Gal.1.19 – when did he become a disciple?…), and then finally Paul, on the road to Damascus. Because of the testimony of those early disciples, and of generations of faithful Christians for whom the resurrection is just as real, we have believed, even though we haven’t seen him with our eyes (John 20.29). He has shown himself to us, just as surely as he did to them!
Thank you for those who have passed their story of encountering Jesus onto us. Help us pass ours on too.