April 20 | John 20:27-29
“Then He said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see My hands and bring your hand and put it in My side, and don’t become unbelieving, but believing.” 28 Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my God!” 29 Jesus said to him, “Because you have seen you have believed? Blessed are those who haven’t seen and have believed.”” (John 20:27–29)
Someone once said, “Seeing is believing.” In one sense they are right. When we see something, we have to believe our eyes. It’s right there in front of us. But what about the things we can’t hear or see? “If a tree falls in the forest and no one hears it, did it make a noise?”
Faith is not a philosophical question. Thomas promised he would never believe in Jesus’ resurrection if he didn’t see the evidence for himself. When Jesus appeared, he changed Thomas’ statement.
The man who went from, “I will never believe,” to, “My Lord and my God,” learned to eat his words. But then Jesus says you are blessed because you haven’t seen this evidence, and yet you believe. Our faith is based on the evidence God gives us in his Word.
It is not blind faith. It is faith in the unseen. We believe because we know from the Bible, personal experience with God, and spiritual eyes of faith that what we have observed is true and real. The world laughs at you because of your faith. But Jesus blesses it
Action Step: Have faith in what you know to be true and real. Don’t let others discount what you have experienced for yourself. Share your faith and your testimony today. Be bold and step out. God supports your testimony. He gives you the words to speak.
Jesus, give me your Spirit’s power to share you with someone in my path today. Give me peace and confidence to step out in faith. Bless the sharing of my testimony. I know you walk with me as I share you with others.