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“I AM THE WAY”
Good ole Thomas, the Apostle who doubts, questions, and needs to see, to know for himself before he can believe. We can relate. When Jesus rose from the dead, as He had promised, and Thomas’ fellow Apostles told him that they had seen Jesus when Thomas was not there. He said ‘until I see Him and put my hands into His wounds, I can’t believe.’ And so Jesus presented Himself and asked Thomas to come and see His hands. “Take your finger and examine My hands. Put your hand into My side. Do not persist in your unbelief, but believe.” Thomas said in response, “My Lord and my God.” And then Jesus addressed all of us forever, “You (Thomas) became a believer because you saw Me. Blest are they who have not seen and have believed.” (John 20:27-29)
Once again Thomas questions Jesus when Jesus is giving His Apostles His final discourse, assuring them to “not be troubled; have faith; I am preparing a place for you in My Father’s house; I shall come back to take you with Me that where I am you also may be; You know the way that leads where I go…..” And Thomas says, “Lord we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” And Jesus replies that “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me. If you really knew Me, you would know My Father also. From this point on you know Him; you have seen Him.” ( John 14:1-7)
Despite all His teachings, His miracles, His words, would we still be asking questions after He was crucified? Or like Thomas have we been blessed because in our faith, we have been there with Jesus all along.
PROMISES MADE PROMISES FULFILLED THE TRUTH LIVES ON
May your Easter be the best, most blessed and most spiritually fulfilling in your life. Be joyous and the house of the Lord will be ready to welcome you and yours some day.
HAPPY EASTER DAY AND MANY MORE DAYS TO FOLLOW!
by Kathy Reilly