Finding Thomas

Re:Verse passage – John 20:24-29 (day five) “But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came.” Thomas “was not with them”(physically, emotionally, spiritually). Grief had flooded his heart and mind. He was devastated at the loss of his Rabbi. He had chosen to be alone. Yet the other disciples don’t leave him to be alone. They go and find him. Spend enough time with him to talk and share what they have experienced. They listen to his skepticism. They invite and welcome him back into their community (gathering). All the while, just saying what they have seen and experienced. Not arguing. Not condemning. And after eight days, he comes back. Maybe it was their joy. Maybe it was their consistent testimony. Maybe it was their kindness. Maybe it was their determination to not let him drift away from the faith. Maybe it was simply their concern for him. Maybe some of “all of the above”. May we love and encourage others like this. Concern. Testimony. Inviting. Listening. Know anyone who is lost or struggling with their faith? Let’s be intentional to love like these disciples.

Author: Scott Lane

Scott Lane is the Executive Pastor of Ministry at FBCSA.

One thought on “Finding Thomas”

  1. Such a beautiful example of the body of Christ functioning as God designed it. A great example for us. We can all share our experiences with God with others, without beating them over the heads with our opinions and demands. Sincere concern and desire to connect or reconnect others with God. Wise words, Scott. Thanks for this insight.

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