Then {Jesus} said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side. Do not disbelieve, but believe.”

—John 20:27

Doubt is a natural disease of the human condition.  And perhaps the person who epitomizes doubt most is Thomas. 

Poor doubting Thomas has been stuck with his nickname because he said he would not believe that Jesus had been raised from the dead unless he personally saw Christ…and put his hands in the scars in Jesus’ hands and side.

Thomas was convinced this was something he would never do!  But good thing for Thomas, he got what he asked for!

Unfortunately, there are millions of doubters just like him in the world today who think they can never be sure about Jesus because they weren’t there to see and touch Him. Yet, there is just as much proof for the resurrection of Christ as there is for any other event in history.

While we might not be able to physically sit by Jesus’ side and touch His nailed-scarred hands and His wounded side, we can know with certainty that Jesus rose from the dead, just as God’s Word said He did.  My friend, Jesus is alive today!  That is something you can bank on!

Many of the people who doubt Him today only do so because of misconceptions about the nature of faith, or because doubt is all they’ve ever known.  But Jesus Christ can make even the strongest cynic fall on their face and confess with Thomas, “My Lord and my God!”

Thank God today for the reality of Christ’s resurrection…and proclaim to Him today, “my Lord and my God!”