Believe…have life…

John 20:24-31

Now Thomas, called the Twin, one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came.  The other disciples therefore said to him, “We have seen the Lord.”

So he said to them, “Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe.”

And after eight days His disciples were again inside, and Thomas with them. Jesus came, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, “Peace to you!”  Then He said to Thomas, “Reach your finger here, and look at My hands; and reach your hand here, and put it into My side. Do not be unbelieving, but believing.”

 And Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my God!”

 Jesus said to him, “Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

 And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book;  but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.

 Have life…”Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”  Seeing with your eyes, seeing with your mind, seeing with your understanding, seeing with your inner self in totality, believing without seeing.  Believing that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God and in that belief we have life in his name.  It isn’t because we ‘see’ that we have life; it is because we believe.  And the journey to allow faith in something not seen with our own eyes begins.  The same faith that brought healing to those who did see him can be ours.  Belief and faith, hand in hand, bring us back to a personal relationship with a living God.  And we continue through this life to and through eternity walking with Him.  Those who saw Jesus, had fellowship with Him were blessed and we who have not had the privilege of that experience have the Word of God and have fellowship with Him also.  Peace to you…do not be unbelieving, but believing.  Believe what he says, who he is…not just believe in…believe him when he says : “Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe.”  Say with Thomas, “My Lord and my God!”

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One thought on “Believe…have life…

  1. HEY GRACIE,

    I LOVE YOUR COMMENTS ON THIS. THEY ARE SO DEEP AND HEARTFELT. DURING MY JOURNEY FOR LENT, THEY ARE TRULY WORDS I NEEDED TO “HEAR.” THANKS AGAIN FOR SHARING AND GREAT POST. GOD BLESS, SR

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