The resurrection happened more than 2000 years ago. Jesus arose and walked with His disciples for 40 days before He ascended unto Heaven to live with His Father.
I imagine their joy and their faith rebounding as they see their Lord keep His promise to rise again. Death could not win. Satan’s plans foiled.
He rose again as promised. He came back from the dead!
Sometimes, I wish my birth took place during this period of miracles and amazing times. Jesus, however, said Christians who believed after He left this earth will be blessed more than the disciples. Our faith compared to their is greater because we did not live during Jesus’s time.
John 20: 29 Jesus saith unto him (Thomas), Because thou hast seen me, [c]thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.
We also did not experience the miracles and the works of Christ. We did not live with or walk with Him. Our hope is based on faith alone not a first-hand personal experience.
Christ’s call us blessed. His promise rings true for me. I hold fast to Him without having seen Him with my own eyes. Thomas challenged Him to show him His nail scars and to allow Him to touch them before he believed in Jesus’s resurrection. Jesus sured up His faith by doing just that. He did this out of a deep love for Thomas. He did not respond in anger at Thomas’s lack of faith. he responded in love.
Have you ever had a time that you doubted in Christ? I know I have. Dare to pray a Thomas prayer. Jesus will respond with love and reassurance.
As I think of Thomas today, I pray that Jesus show Himself to me in real and tangible ways. Not because I doubt Him, but because I want to feel His breath on my face. I want to reach out and take His nail scarred hand and kiss it. I want Him to be so real to me that I see Him in new and deeper ways.
I want to feel as 1: Peter 1: 8-9 declare: Because I believe without having seen Him, I am filled with unspeakable joy. I believe He is alive, resurrected, and my Savior, my Strength, and my Love.
He is Alive In Me. He works through Me. He is all I need.[tweetthis twitter_handles=”@MaryHill16″]My belief in Him, His life, His death, and His unstoppable resurrection brings me joy beyond imagination![/tweetthis]
This post is written for Day 28 of the March Slice of Life Story Challenge, I took of Day 27 to celebrate Easter. I hope that you had a wonderful holiday!
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