Believing Without Seeing

John 20:28 Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!” 29 Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

His Majesty

Christopher D. Connors writes an article in a Ladders publication (Jan. 13, 2019) identifies “10 causes of doubts stopping you from your best (and how to overcome them).” Though Thomas doubted the news and not himself, one of these causes may possibly relate. One says that “the closest people in your life will understand and support you” or will the closest people support and understand your cause or aspirations in life? Death may have caused the feeling, he lost the support and encouragement from the only person that no other can give.

Thomas often gets the bashing for doubting. However there may be something worth considering for his reactions. Like any other doubter, a proof must in itself be witnessed by even the most skeptic among the core. The apostle Paul would later write the resurrection was also seen “by the twelve” (1 Cor. 15:5). Thus, Thomas could, without a shadow of a doubt preach that the Lord indeed rose from the dead being once in disbelief.

Jesus would then refer to those who would believe after as “blessed.” They are because they believed only through the witness of those who, for any reason have seen, heard and touched life from the grave. They are the generations who’d stand by the truthfulness of the Old Testament scriptures, defend its historicity in the New Testament, and by life desires the power of the resurrection.

My Inmost

Heavenly Father I thank you for the resurrection of your Son that beacon’s my faith. Thank you for those who by life or death served as witnesses that it is true. May my life serve as its testimony in my generation. I desire to faithfully live in that basis of the victory over death above all uncertainties. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray, amen.

G.P. Improso


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