One of the twelve disciples, Thomas (nicknamed the Twin), was not with the others when Jesus came. They told him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he replied, “I won’t believe it unless I see the nail wounds in his hands, put my fingers into them, and place my hand into the wound in his side.”
Eight days later the disciples were together again, and this time Thomas was with them. The doors were locked; but suddenly, as before, Jesus was standing among them. “Peace be with you,” he said. Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and look at my hands. Put your hand into the wound in my side. Don’t be faithless any longer. Believe!”
“My Lord and my God!” Thomas exclaimed.
Devotion by Chris Shiver
Until I was well into adulthood I doubted that Christ was anything other than a human being. I even doubted that God cared about the world or me enough (if God even existed) to have any active part in what was going on down here. That God would actually want to love someone like me, seemed ridiculous.
But when I met Jesus face to face, all that I could say was My Lord and my God! When my faith waivers, as it often does, I simply remember that God has shown me how much He loves and cares for me.
Jesus, I pray that you will continue to lift and restore me when my humanity causes me to fail and doubt. Amen.