Daily Worship

Thomas

May 02, 2013 0

John 20: 24-29

Now Thomas (also known as Didymus[a]), one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came. 25 So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!”

But he said to them, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.”

26 A week later his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” 27 Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.”

28 Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!”

29 Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

On that first night I was out walking.

It was too painful to be with the disciples,

They had become my place of pain.

 

It was all too obvious who wasn’t there

Not just Jesus

But Judas too,

 

Jesus hanging on a cross

Judas hanging from a tree.

How did it all go so wrong?

 

Now you’re telling me

“He’s alive!”,

And I can’t believe it.

I know it makes me different from you all

But

I still want to be with you now.

You are where my fragile hope is

Flickering into life

I need you

I need your truths about Jesus to be real

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written by Paul Beautyman