Jesus and Thomas
But Thomas (who was called the Twin), one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, ‘We have seen the Lord.’ But he said to them, ‘Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands, and put my finger in the mark of the nails and my hand in his side, I will not believe.’
Devotion by Julia Shiver
Poor old Thomas. Usually called “Doubting Thomas.” But what could possibly be more human then to doubt that which is seemingly impossible. Jesus was dead. There was no getting around that hard, basic truth. How easy it is to grasp at the easy way out, the less painful reality, the “alternate truth.” Who among us would not have said “Prove it!”?
We will see from the scripture in the coming days that Thomas does come to believe that which is unbelievable, miraculous. Only by the grace of God can we come to know what is true and holy.
Dear God, We ask for your guidance in understanding what is true and believable in our world. We are inundated with facts and figures, truths and untruths, and we can only turn to you to know what is of You. Amen.