Believing without seeing!
Scripture reading for May 2nd: John 20, Psalm 88, Proverbs 26
Key Scriptures: John 20:27-29 “Then He said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and see My hands; and put out your hand, and place it in My side. Do not disbelieve, but believe.” 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 believed.”
Eight days after the resurrection, Jesus again came to His disciples through locked doors and greeted them with “Peace be with you.” He had missed Thomas the first time He appeared and Thomas had stated that unless he could see Jesus alive and place his hands in his wounds, he could not believe. Jesus met him where he was and offered His wounds for his touching. Thomas cried out in a faith confession: “My Lord and my God!” Jesus pronounced a blessing on all who would believe though they did not see.
Faith confession: I receive Your blessing, Jesus, by believing in Your death, burial and resurrection from the dead. You are my Lord and my God!
Psalm 88:1 “O Lord, God of my salvation; I cry out day and night before you.”