I know that Thomas gets a bad rap with his doubting, but goodness – would you have believed? Isn’t it hard to take the story at face value for yourself? Jesus includes us when he tells Thomas: “Blessed are those in the future who will believe but are not able to see!” That’s us! I love it that John not only writes the story but makes sure that future readers are included as well! It is OUR story too!
“I am just like Thomas – I want proof, I want to see before I believe. Help my
unbelief! Thank you for the words of this Gospel that help me to know and believe! Amen”