Gems 2014 — September 23 Scripture Selection: John 20

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Guest post by Jeanette Andrade

September 23 Scripture Selection: John 20

Food for Thought: John 20:24-31

Thomas is infamously known as “Doubting Thomas,” and it is true that he doubted, but not much more than the others. They only saw the Lord before him. Otherwise, they would have still been doubting and in fear, as well (see vs. 20). In Luke’s account, when the women returned from the sepulcher and told the disciples about what they had seen and heard from the angels (24:11), “their words seemed to them as idle tales, and they did not believe them.” The disciples had to see for themselves, too.

In order to believe God and truly worship Him, do we need to see with our own eyes, as well? Jesus says in verse 29, “Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” That’s us! (if we choose to believe)…

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