Finding a Piece of Peace
Why do some people still choose to doubt that Jesus is the son of God? And pray tell me why they still choose to doubt that He was resurrected on the third day?
Scripture has been validated over and over and yet still some choose not to believe.
Even the men who knew Jesus personally while He walked on this earth had a hard time believing that He had rose again.
I happen to live in the Show-Me State. I think a lot of people, regardless of their geographical state of residence, reside in the Show-Me State. We have become so immune to things that if we can’t see it with our own eyes, we won’t believe it.
Thomas had a very unique opportunity in front of him. He had a resurrected Jesus with wounds to touch right in front of Him. Jesus stood in front of him and said, “I’m showing you. However, those who come behind you will be blessed because they believe without the ability to see.”
We may not have a physical version of Jesus standing before us asking us to touch Him and believe, but we do have Jesus calling out to each of us to believe in Him. He offers peace to each of us. He begs us not be unbelieving, but to believe.
It is up to us to decide whether to respond as Thomas did, “My Lord and my God!” or to shake our heads and walk away in disbelief.
Either way, we have made a choice.
Maybe you walked away from Easter wondering if you missed something. Maybe you feel like you were supposed to do something or say something or feel something, but instead you just celebrated a religious holiday.
Jesus is begging you to believe. To look at Him, see the scars, see the price He paid to purchase us, and to believe that He has won the battle and now wants to win your belief.
That feeling you have? The missing piece? It’s really the missing Peace and He’s both the piece and the peace.
Answer His call and He alone will fill the void and answer the questions. You can see Jesus, friend!