No fooling... we will meet in person for WOW on Wed. April, 14, from 4 til 5, in the fellowship hall - can't wait to see you all🤗

Doubting Thomas

Have you ever heard a story that sounded too strange to be true? Or maybe you’ve been told something that was hard to believe? Sometimes people have a hard time trusting in things without physically witnessing them. There’s a phrase people often say: “I’ll believe it when I see it!” We want proof that something is true. We want to make sure of something before we believe or understand it. Jesus most certainly died and came back to life! He appeared to the disciples, and one of them (Thomas) insisted on having proof to believe He was truly alive. When the other disciples told him about it, he refused to believe them! He said that unless he could put his fingers in the nail marks in the hands of Jesus and see Him with his own eyes, he wouldn’t believe it. Well, later on, that’s just what happened! Jesus came again, and this time Thomas was there. Jesus had him put his hands in the nail marks, and Thomas certainly believed then! He said “My Lord and my God!” because he realized the truth of the Resurrection. But Jesus told him that he had believed because he saw him…Jesus said “blessed are those who have not seen and still believe.” And you know what? That means US! We haven’t seen Jesus physically with our eyes. We haven’t had the opportunity to touch His body or see Him in the flesh. But we trust in God’s word, the Bible. We believe in Him and believe the Holy Spirit gives us faith to believe even when we don’t see or fully understand. So we are those that Jesus called “blessed.” We know His words are true, and we know He died and rose again. Because of that, we can trust that we will spend eternity with Him someday.

God be with you till we meet again.
Penny Lee