Seeing Is Believing

I’m a visual learner; seeing is believing for me.

Had I been a disciple, I probably would have been with Thomas.  When Jesus appeared in physical form to some disciples, and Thomas heard, he said, “Unless I see the nail marks in his sides and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand in his side, I will not believe it” (John 20:25). 

Raising from the dead is pretty serious stuff.  I’d want the proof.  You may as well have called me Doubting Serena.

And yet Jesus responds in verse 29, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” 

I can’t help but wonder… is he speaking of us as Christians?  Because I have not physically seen Jesus – and yet believe – am I one of the blessed he speaks of?  Or should that verse only be taken in the context of the story – those who believed He had raised from the dead, like He said?

What do you think?

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~ by Serena on November 19, 2009.

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