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.”
Word was out on the streets of Jerusalem that Jesus had been resurrected from the dead and had appeared to many after his resurrection, yet there were many that did not believe, including Thomas, one of His disciples who had spent 3 years in ministry with Him.
Many people today are like doubting Thomas. They have heard the Gospel, they have seen the evidence of God in creation, they breath in and out God's air all day long, yet they still refuse to believe.
Is physically seeing and touching Jesus the only way that you too would believe? Are you too demanding a sign from Jesus in order to believe that He is the Risen Savior?
Believing and not seeing is FAITH. Hebrews 11:1- Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see.
We have all probably heard the phrase “seeing is believing", yet Christ calls us on today to believe, even if we do not see. We believe by faith what is written in God's Word concerning Christ atonement on Calvary for your sins and mine. This is what we are called to believe by faith on today.
We are not able to place our our finger or hands in the wounds of Christ, but we still MUST believe that He died for our sins and He arose from the dead and is seated on the right hand of God the Father in heaven.
Apart from this kind of faith, there is no salvation. Romans 10:9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
What do you believe? Or, what are you believing? Can you really believe what Jesus has spoken when He said "blessed are those that does not see, yet believe"?
Are you willing to stand on the Words spoken by Christ on today and allow Him to enter into your heart by faith? If you do, "blessed are you" who believe, yet have not seen.
None of us alive today have had the pleasure of physically touching Jesus, but "blessed" is the man who has not seen Him, yet believe in Him.
There is only one way to salvation. Jesus is it!
Blessed are those that have not seen, yet believe. Does this describe you on today?