AT THIS time of ‘lockdown’ there seems to be quite a lot of uncertainty about what is truth and what isn’t.
Do we believe every report or have we become somewhat sceptical about what we see and hear in the media?
Down through the centuries people who did not believe something were often called a ‘Doubting Thomas’ because of their unbelief at the reality that was presented to them.
Who was ‘Doubting Thomas’ and why was he given that name?
After Jesus had risen from the dead he appeared many times to his friends and followers.
On one of these occasions, Jesus appeared solely to his Disciples and for whatever reason, Thomas one of the Disciples was not present so he did not believe that Jesus was alive.
He doubted because he wanted personally to see the risen Lord and look at the nail prints in his hands and feet before he could believe.
The next time Jesus appeared to the disciples, Thomas was there, and the Lord showed him his hands and feet and told him not to doubt.
At this Thomas called out, “My Lord and my God, I now believe”.
To this Jesus replied, “That is good that you believe because you have seen me, but blessed are those who will later believe even though they do not see me”.
In this time of uncertainty, it is good that we can believe in the Lord Jesus Christ as Saviour and not doubt.
Take care. Keep well.
Something to Think About is supplied by Churches Together in Evesham and District