Theme: THE REWARD OF FAITH
Text: “Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.” – John 20:29.
Comment: Thomas Didymus had the high calling as one of the apostles of Christ. He knew his master and followed him but he displayed immaturity in faith when he doubted the truth about Christ’s resurrection. To his colleagues he said: “Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe.” – John 20:25.
In order to help his young faith, Jesus again appeared to the disciples exclusively and charged Thomas saying, “Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing.” With his understanding opened Thomas then acknowledged Jesus calling him, “My Lord and my God.” – John 20:27,28.
As true believers in God, we walk by faith and not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7). Apostle Paul further said that, “…Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” (Hebrews 11:1). Driving home the importance of faith, Jesus said: “Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.” – John 20:29.