“My Lord and my God!” Thomas exclaimed to Jesus.
– John 20:28
Thomas’ doubted – He had not believed his friends and fellow disciples about Jesus having appeared to them. He insisted that only if he saw for himself and touched Jesus’ wounds, would he then believe. Gentle, loving and understanding Jesus allows Thomas to do so, and that is when Thomas’ lets out, from the bottom of his heart, this short yet profound assertion of faith, “My Lord and my God!”
We too can be like Thomas, at various stages of our lives. We too can become almost irreverent towards the Lord in those moments when our faith is tested by circumstances in our lives, or influenced by an increasingly Godless world.
Jesus, who loves us and who so understands our humanity, wants us, encourages us, to go to Him in those dark moments and to insist with Him about our doubts. Jesus knows it when we sincerely want to believe, and He will touch us in ways which are beyond our own understanding, and our incredulity will be healed…and our heart will recognise its Maker and cry out, “My Lord and my God!”
Jesus, my Lord,
please let me touch Your wounds
so that my faith may be strengthened.
Your amazing love for me is reflected in Your wounds of suffering and death,
which saved me and gave me life.
Thank You Jesus for Your gentleness and kindness,
and for helping me truly acknowledge You as my Lord and my God!