Thrust Your Unbelieving Hand Into Christ’s Side
“And then we become open, like our Jesus was, to the big nasty world full of evil people who want to kill us. But unlike the disciples before this, we are not terrified, because the Lord who says “Peace to you” each Sunday also says, “I am sending you. Fear not, I have overcome the world.”
When Thomas touched Jesus’ wounds, He came to see what He did not grasp before. “My Lord and My God!” The side of His Lord and God was pierced for Thomas. Blood and water flowed from God’s heart. Then He came and allowed him to thrust his unbelieving hand into His holy risen body.
God loves you and is for you. Is anything too hard for the Lord? He has saved you. Is it possible for you to undo His Work? Take the wounds off of His hands and feet?
If God is for you, who can be against you? Who can condemn you if Jesus justifies you?
Peace be with you. Amen.”