FAITH & SGHTOne disciple did not see. His faith was insufficient to accept that his Savior was alive. Thomas demanded visible evidence (what the other disciples had following their doubt) (John 20:24-25).
One week later Jesus again came into that hidden, locked room (vs.26a). Though all eleven disciples were present, His focus was on Thomas. After extending the same ““Peace,”” He said to this last, doubting disciple—
““Put your fingers here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and
put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.”” (vss.26b-27)
Now Thomas professed his Lord (vs.28). This was Jesus’ response—
““Because you have seen me, you have believed. Blessed are
those who have not seen and yet have believed.”” (vs.29).
We are some of the “blessed” ones of whom Jesus was speaking!
PONDER POINT: Physical evidence is meant to reinforce a pre-existing, confident faith in our Savior’s plan.