Then He said to Thomas, “Reach here with your finger, and see My hands; and reach here your hand and put it into My side; and do not be unbelieving, but believing.” – John 20:27
For some, the idea of doubting Jesus — especially now, in the midst of the Easter holiday — is equivalent to apostacy. But doubt plays a central role in the Easter story. Like many, faith alone wasn’t sufficient for Thomas. He needed to see the actual wounds that Jesus had endured on the cross. His story is so important because if you too are struggling with doubt you can look at Thomas and realize that you’re not alone. Even those closest to Jesus were unsure about his resurrection. But Thomas’s story also shows that we have no reason to doubt Him. There was incontrovertible evidence that Jesus had risen from the dead!
Watch this excellent video, narrated from Thomas’s point of view about doubting and believing.