Thought for the Week - 27th February

Pastor Gareth Watkins

JOHN 20: 24-29

Now Thomas, called the Twin, one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. The other disciples therefore said to him, “We have seen the Lord.”

So he said to them, “Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe.”

And after eight days His disciples were again inside, and Thomas with them. Jesus came, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, “Peace to you!” Then He said to Thomas, “Reach your finger here, and look at My hands; and reach your hand here, and put it into My side. Do not be unbelieving, but believing.”

And Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my God!”

Jesus said to him, “Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

Two words: Doubt and worry.

These are two words we don’t talk of much in the Christian life, yet these two words are spoken of in both the Old and the New Testaments.

Both these words are part of the Christian experience and both words are revealed on peoples faces.

Some will doubt and even lose their position in Christ.  Some will worry and lose their position in Christ.

These mindsets can cause a person to become distant to the family of God, as they allow themselves to be overcome by doubts and worries and they enter a world of turmoil.

We each need a miracle to occur in these areas.

In the verses above, we see Jesus appear to Thomas the doubter through locked doors.  

Note Thomas’ response where he says “my lord and my God”.

See the miracle made for him in overcoming doubts and fears.

It is right to question, but unbelief is a sin.

See Jesus as your restorer.


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