“Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” John 20:29
Something about the words of Thomas caused me to stay there. I kept my Bible open, read and paused, then read again.
I underlined the words of Thomas saying he’d never believe. And the words of Jesus, saying “Peace be with you”.
I felt my throat tighten, rested my hand on my heart and contemplated life without believing, without His peace being with me.
I considered those who don’t believe or believe differently and I thought of how rarely I share my reasons for believing.
Worried over not being theological enough, not being skilled at debating, it’s tough to explain such a significant relationship, one of believing someone and some things I’ve yet to see.
You have to see for yourself, these things we’re incapable of seeing.
My faith, my believing is because of answered prayers, it’s splendidly simple.
Big challenges, little shows of His glory, sweet gifts, these are the answers I’ve known.
So amazing, I liken it to being close enough to touch the scars, the places where he bled.
Prayers and blessings and peace,
Reasons I believe.