Sometimes we wonder why certain stories appear in the Bible. I reckon I know why
Thomas’ story was in the mix. Thomas is us. Don’t we think like this? Jesus lived
2000 years ago in a totally different time and place. The people who lived during that
time were lucky. They literally saw Him, met him. They had actual contact with Him.
What proof do we have? We haven’t seen Jesus. He hasn’t spoken to us.
But we have, and He has. The Bible has story after story of who Jesus was, what
He said and what He did. The historical evidence is there. And God gives us the
faith to believe. That’s good enough for me! “Happy are those who have not seen and
John 20:24-31 Rom 1:16-17
Thomas was a man, Jesus friend.
He saw him die. He thought it was the end.
All his hopes were blown away
on the cross on that terrible day.
But Jesus rose again on Easter day.
He left the grave, rolled the rock away.
He showed the world he was the King
of death and life, of everything.
Don’t be a doubting Thomas.
Jesus is plain to see.
He came and He lived and He died
and He rose again to set His people free.
The Bible says that He loves me eternally.
That’s good enough for me.
Jesus was alive, but Thomas couldn’t
He thought that he was being deceived.
But when he touched Jesus hands and side
His doubt was cast aside.
© Chris Jaensch 2005