When it comes to the resurrection of Jesus Christ, there is a well-known story about one of His disciples who initially doubted it. This disciple is none other than Thomas, also known as “Doubting Thomas.”
Thomas was one of the twelve apostles chosen by Jesus Himself. However, when Jesus appeared to the other disciples after His resurrection, Thomas was not present.
The other disciples told him that they had seen the Lord, but Thomas was skeptical and said, “Unless I see in His hands the imprint of the nails and put my finger into the place of the nails and put my hand into His side, I will not believe.” (John 20:25)
A week later, Jesus appeared to all of the disciples again, this time with Thomas present. He said to Thomas, “Reach here with your finger and see My hands; and reach here your hand and put it into My side; and do not be unbelieving but believing.” (John 20:27)
Thomas then exclaimed, “My Lord and my God!” (John 20:28) This moment is significant because it shows that even those closest to Jesus had doubts about His resurrection. However, when presented with evidence, Thomas believed wholeheartedly.
The story of Doubting Thomas serves as a reminder that it’s okay to have doubts or questions about our faith. It’s important to seek answers through prayer and study of scripture. As Christians, we believe in a God who is merciful and loving enough to provide us with answers when we seek them.
In conclusion, although Thomas initially doubted Jesus’ resurrection when he heard about it from his fellow disciples, he eventually believed after seeing physical evidence presented before him. This story reminds us that we too may have doubts but can find reassurance through faith in God.