By Amanda Hurd
I think its fair to say that most people in Christian communities have heard about the disciple Thomas. You know, the guy who wouldn’t believe his friends when they told him Jesus rose from the dead. And consequentially got named “Doubting Thomas” by all the grace filled Christians that came after him. …
But Thomas, poor Thomas, always a doubter right? I mean who wouldn’t believe someone just raised themselves from the dead. That’s normal right? Why would anyone doubt that? Why would anyone look at a group of people who claim they saw it happen and need slightly more evidence to believe.
Well friends, in the spirit of asking questions, let me ask another. Why do you think Jesus appeared to every disciple at once, except Thomas? The man just raised Himself from the dead. He has power over the wind, waves, demons and all. He could’ve orchestrated them all coming together if He wanted. But He didn’t. Why?
Personally, I think He set Thomas up. I think He intentionally left Thomas out of the first revelation so he would press a little further. So, he would ask questions.
Jesus is not afraid of our questions.
I think one of the biggest lies facing the Church today is that to have faith, we must never ask for revelation or wisdom.
I’m not going to ruin the whole article. You’ll have to read it for yourself.