Now Thomas, one of the twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see in his hands the mark of the nails, and place my finger into the mark of the nails, and place my hand into his side, I will never believe.”
Eight days later, his disciples were inside again, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side. Do not disbelieve, but believe.” Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!”
by: Gabrielle Andries.
Once more we see how difficult it can be to disregard human logic and step out in faith—believing in the Word of God. Although Thomas was aware that Jesus said He would rise from the dead, Thomas knew that Jesus had died. Human reasoning and emotion caused doubt to creep in and it was only nullified when he was able to see Jesus for himself. It is important to remember that faith is not static. It waivers and grows. Sometimes doubt will happen, and God will once again need to remind us of His sovereignty.