Doubting Thomas | What Does God Think of Our Questions? | John 20:24-31
Thomas was one of Jesus’s twelve disciples and he is often referred to as Doubting Thomas. The reason Thomas has this unflattering nickname comes from his reaction to Jesus’s resurrection and his subsequent response to seeing Jesus in person found in John 20:24-31. I think Jesus’s response to Thomas says a lot about what He thinks about our doubts and our questions.
Read John 20:24-31. After Jesus was resurrected, He appeared to the disciples. Thomas wasn’t there when the disciples first saw Jesus. Thomas was very adamant and detailed about what he had to see in order to believe that Jesus was resurrected. Jesus stood among them again and finally, Thomas believed.
This scripture passage isn’t about not having enough faith. Jesus didn’t rebuke Thomas. He had compassion for Thomas, but He also said, “Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” I think Jesus was talking about us. We can have faith in Jesus without having to see Jesus, but it’s not blind faith. Our faith is based on a lot of evidence and proof all around us.
There is evidence around us that God is real. Psalm 19:1 says, “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.”
The Holy Spirit is evidence that God is real. Romans 8:16 says, “The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God.”
There are witnesses to Jesus Christ’s resurrection as well. 1 Corinthians 15 tells us about the witnesses who saw Jesus. Jesus is a historical figure.
It’s not about the size of your faith. Your faith in God will grow as you read the Bible and get to know Him more. Don’t be afraid of not understanding some things. God is not afraid of your questions. Continue to seek God above all things and don’t compare your faith to others.
You can also ask me questions. I’d be glad to listen to your questions.
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