Jesus said to him, “Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are
those who have not seen and yet have believed.” John 20:29
I just can't stop thinking about “Doubting Thomas” during this slow return to
spring/summer. It seems just when I think things are warming up and the snow is
gone, another storm comes through just enough to make me doubt spring is coming.
Yet we know that warmer weather is just around the corner as that is the way our world
works. Seasons come and seasons go. It is so much easier to trust what our eyes can
see... crocuses, tulips and daffodils popping up, the budding of the trees and the grass
turning green. What our ears hear... singing of the robins, the water running fast in the
rivers and the squishy sound under our feet as we walk across the yard. What our
hands touch... the soil as we prepare our plants and gardens and the lawn furniture we
take out of storage.
These items are observable and logical to us, to help us trust that the season is
changing. Jesus was quick to point out that the logical approach missed out on the
wisdom of God. Jesus said people were more blessed when they believed first.
Without faith (a complete trust in God) they would always consider the possibility that
God wasn’t trustworthy. When you can’t trust others, you can have complete
confidence in God. When people let you down, He can lift you up. When you can’t see
the future, you can believe in the One who created time. When you don’t have
answers, you can have faith in the One who calls Himself Truth.
Believe... and see,
Your SAM Wendy