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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!
Then Thomas (also known as Didymus) said to the rest of the disciples, “Let us also go, that we may die with him.”
Jesus was not with Lazarus when he died, but knew that he had. He told His disciples that He was going back to Judea to heal Lazarus, but the disciples were scared because the religious people there had nearly stoned Jesus earlier. Jesus insisted He was going anyway. Thomas chimed in and sarcastically said to the other disciples, “Well let’s all go so that we can all die with Him!”
Thomas has been branded as “Doubting Thomas” since the days he walked with Jesus on earth. Usually it is over another passage in the same book of John, where Thomas had told his friends after Jesus’ resurrection, “I won’t believe He’s alive, unless I see the nail prints in his hands and feet and side” (Jn. 20:25). But here we see a time before THAT, where once again Thomas showed his doubting ways. He cynically said, “Well, no matter what Jesus is saying, when He gets back to Judea we’ll all be killed!” It’s hard to believe that anyone so doubtful and negative could ever change. But when Thomas actually saw Jesus after the resurrection he said, “My Lord and my God!” (John 20:28). Thomas became such a man of FAITH that he took the gospel to India and was martyred there. If Thomas could change, with God’s help … “You And I Can Change Too!”
This AM I pray for my friend who has read this short Devo and has thought … “I just can’t change.” I ask today that You would give them Faith to believe that, with Your help, we ALL can Change! Amen