A lot of people saw the Lord Jesus after He rose from the dead. St. Paul lists some of them:
He was raised on the third day and appeared to Peter, then to the twelve. Then he appeared to more than five hundred brethren at one time. Then He appeared to James, then to all the apostles. Last of all, he appeared to me. (First Corinthians 15)
All of the people who saw Christ after His resurrection were certainly overjoyed. All of them were filled with zeal for the kingdom of God and hope for eternal life.
We owe these eyewitnesses everything: Our faith is based on their testimony. Our goal is to follow in their footsteps.
Here is a question:
Of all the people who saw the Lord after He rose from the dead—who was it who deserved to be the first to see Him?
Of course, anyone who saw Him was not about to complain and say, ‘Gosh, this is great to see Christ risen from the dead, but why did I have to wait until now? Why did so-and-so get to see Him before me?’
No—no one complained about the order in which He appeared to people. It didn’t matter if you were the first or fifth or five-hundredth to see Him. All that mattered was being an eyewitness of the Lord’s triumph over sin and death.