Since we are still celebrating our Savior rising from the dead, I have chosen John 20:29 for today’s devotion. “Then Jesus told [Thomas], “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”
Thomas had a problem. He was not with the other disciples on the first Easter. When they told him that the resurrected Jesus had appeared to them, he doubted their report. It was simply too good and amazing to be true.
Jesus answered Thomas’s doubt by appearing to him. He answers your doubt by blessing you for believing in the Savior you have not seen. Christianity involves believing in Jesus and believing, is putting your trust in something you do not see. That is the Bible’s definition of faith. The book of Hebrews says, “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see” (Hebrews 11:1).
However, that does not mean that the Christian faith is blind faith. You don’t need to see Jesus to know that he is real. You can trust that what he promised and what his disciples witnessed is true. He is your Savior who rescued you from your sins and who rose from the dead to assure you of eternal life. Believe it and be blessed!
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Blessed Savior, thank you for blessing me; even though I have not seen you directly as the Disciples did, I know that you have risen and are alive. Thank you, Jesus, for all you have done. In your holy name, I pray. Amen.