After Jesus' death on the cross, the disciples were not expecting his resurrection. Instead, they were hiding in fear- fear that the authorities would do to them precisely as they did to Jesus. But fear wasn't the only thing they felt. The eleven were also filled with sorrow and confusion. The man whom they believed to be the one who would save Israel and usher in the Kingdom of God had been killed before their very eyes. Did God make a mistake? Has God deliberately sabotaged his own plans? It is then that the risen Christ appears in the midst of the disciples. As he speaks to them he reveals the truth; namely, that his crucifixion wasn't a mistake. Rather, it was a part of the divine plan all along. Jesus then invites the disciples to work alongside God as the divine plan continues to unfold.