Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands, and bring your hand and put it into my side, and do not be unbelieving, but believe.” Thomas answered and said to him, “My Lord and my God!” Jesus said to him, “Have you come to believe because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed.”
Who is not like Thomas at times? How often do we say, “Show me the proof!”? Since the risen Christ is not standing before us with all His wounds we must ponder and struggle to come to grips with what is said to have happened. Whatever it was…it so changed the apostles that they went from hiding in fear for their lives to boldly proclaiming the Good News of the kingdom of God and that Jesus was alive…even though most were martyred for their proclamations. Do we have the same kind of passion for following the risen Christ? Being a Christian means more than just believing…it means following! It’s in the following that we find fulfillment and our true selves.
Suggested song of the day– “Pour Me Out” on the Give Praise and Thanks album.
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Remember…God loves you!