Daily Devotions

Daily Devotions

Thomas answered him, ‘My Lord and my God!’ Jesus said to him, ‘Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe.’” vss. 28-29

John 20:26-31

It’s kind of neat the way John finishes his carefully crafted gospel. The man who the world has come to know as “Doubting Thomas” gets to make the first recorded confession of faith in the Risen Christ. Sometimes it’s the most unlikely disciples who turn out to be the very best witnesses. We’ve seen it happen again and again. Honest truth seekers at first turn away from faith, but when their convictions change, they become paragons of faithfulness and blessings to many. Thomas did get a special break, but John uses his story to encourage future believers. John wrote his gospel for those who weren’t in the upper room when Jesus came. He wanted everyone to know the story of the Christ, especially those who had never seen, yet who would one day come to believe. And that includes all of us! John believed that there were blessings that accompanied confessions of faith, and that as more and more people came to believe, those blessings would abound. Was he right? Well, based on what has happened in the last 2000 years we would most certainly have to agree. There are blessings connected with faith in the Risen Christ, and our lives have been enriched by the gospel writer’s great gift to the world!

Thought for the Day: How has John’s gospel enriched my faith?


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