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Day Five: By Believing You May Have Life In His Name

Friday, April 4th, 2014

John 20:24-31 (NIV)

Now Thomas (also known as Didymus), one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came. 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.”

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!” 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.”

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

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

Jesus performed many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.

Reflection:

The purpose of John’s gospel was not to record all the signs and miracles of Jesus, but to lead us to believe in Jesus as the God-sent Savior and to have life in his name.  In the story of the blind man, we saw many different reactions to who Jesus was. As with the blind man, we see the disciple Thomas on a journey to truly seeing… seeing Jesus for who he truly is.

Healing and encountering Jesus as our Savior leads us to worship him, to worship our Lord and our God. It is not just theories that people have taught, or traditions passed down; it is deeply personal and true. Being healed, changed, challenged, and ultimately saved… may it all lead to us worshiping the Lord, our Lord, our God.

Responding to the Word:

Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed. In faith, may we profess again that Jesus is our Lord and our God. Let’s ask God to strengthen our faith today so we may be renewed, for the purpose of loving Him and loving others.

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Day Three: I Was Blind But Now I See

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