Jesus finds us where we are
Today’s Scripture – John 20:19-29
We typically focus on Thomas as the doubter, the one who dares question the resurrection. We ought to see him as who he is, one who loved Jesus and was in deep grief following the resurrection. The notion that Jesus actually was alive and had come back was shocking. For Thomas this was a pivotal moment of faith for him and affirmed him worthy of Jesus’ love and affection for Jesus had returned to see him and share a message of hope.
This part of John 20 helps us see that Jesus isn’t bound by our physical boundaries and wont’ be shut out if he sees a need to minister to us. First he broke down the physical barrier of isolation and next he broke down the spiritual barrier of doubt. In many ways, this is the objective of his ministry on earth; to reach us with the good news of freedom through faith. Jesus is coming back for us!
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much” Helen Keller
Let us gather our gifts together and offer them to God
and the church in gratitude and praise.