At the end of that first Easter day, the disciples were still locked in the room, having heard the news of Jesus’ resurrection, but still paralyzed by fear and confusion. Jesus showed up among them and it was then that they believed. Having seen him, they began sharing the news with those who had not been there. Thomas was one of those who received the news with disbelief, insisting he would believe it when he saw Jesus just as the others had. All the disciples needed clear evidence that Jesus was no longer dead, but had, in fact, risen.
If, as followers of Jesus, we profess his resurrection to be real, what is the evidence of that in our lives? How can we show – not just talk about, but show – Jesus to people who have a hard time believing? How can we reveal the resurrected Christ in the way we share our story and in the way we respond to the doubts of others? What evidence of Jesus’ presence in your life has helped you to believe and has helped you to grow into a more committed disciple? What do you still need from Jesus?
In prayer, tell God what you need and be willing to wait, to watch, and to be filled with wonder.