“My Lord and My God”

Now Thomas, called the Twin, one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. The other disciples therefore said to him, “We have seen the Lord.” So he said to them, “Unless I see in His hands the print of nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe.” And after eight days His disciples were again inside, and Thomas with them. Jesus came, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, “Peace to you!” Then He said to Thomas, “Reach your finger here, and look at My hands; and reach your hand  here, and put it into My side, Do not be unbelieving, but believing.” And Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and My God!.” Jesus said to him, “Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed, ‘Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” (John 20:24-29)

Since the Jewish authorities had executed their leader, the disciples of Christ were afraid that their fate could be that of Jesus. Thomas, has for centuries been portrayed as loyal but pessimistic, and Jesus here in our text does not rebuke him for it. Instead He compassionately meets him at the point of his weakness. Thomas’ actions would seem that Jesus actually had to force the disciples into believing by offering proof of His resurrected body. The real point is that Jesus, did not want Thomas to remain undecided, but rather He knew already what would be his response, so what ever was necessary in this case, the invitation to put his finger into His nail print hands and to have Thomas put his finger into His side. The response, what God would want all of us to reply, “My Lord and My God!” With these words Thomas declared his firm belief in the resurrection and therefore, the deity of Jesus the Messiah and Son of God (Titus 2:13). Jesus also foresaw the time when such tangible evidence as Thomas received would not be availiable. After His permanent resurrection to His Father, all those who believe would do so without the benefit of seeing the resurrected Lord. The Bible says that we must walk by faith, and not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7) and Jesus declares here a special blessing to those who do.

Dear friend, The Bible talks alot about faith, which is extremely important for us as believer’s in our walk, So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God. (Romans 10:17)

May the Lord bless you this day!

Author: rontrujillo

Married 37 years We have six children. All of whom are adult. Three are married one of them blessed us with three beautiful grandchildren. Retired Firefighter @ Boeing Aircraft 37 years (Formally McDonnell Douglas) Born Again Summer of 1981

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