Then He said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and observe My hands. Reach out your hand and put it into My side. Don’t be an unbeliever, but a believer. “ Thomas responded to Him, “My Lord and my God!” John 20:27-28 HCSB
The Winter Olympics are currently being shown on television. The network ran a story about one of the olympic skaters who told her coach that she could do a quad (a jump that includes four rotations). The coach bet her that she could not do it. She then proceeded to complete the jump, complete with four rotations. The coach doubted that she could do it but she proved that she could.
Thomas was not present when Jesus first appeared to the disciples. Even though the other disciples had told him that Jesus had risen from the dead, he did not believe it. Thomas is often referred to as being “Doubting Thomas”. When Thomas saw Jesus he made his personal statement of faith by proclaiming that Jesus was his Lord and God.
Challenge: Just as Jesus did not want Thomas to be an unbeliever, He challenges each of us, “Don’t be an unbeliever, but a believer”. His desire is for everyone to believe in Him and accept His free gift of forgiveness and eternal life. Stop doubting and declare Jesus as your personal Lord and God.