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Then Thomas (also known as Didymus) said to the rest of the disciples, “Let us also go, that we may die with him.”
Here we see “Thomas the Doubter,” as many have called him through the years, giving up hope of Lazarus ever raising from the dead and doubting that in going with Jesus they could possibly come out alive. They had threatened to stone Jesus earlier, and now he was returning. Thomas seemed always to take the dark side of any issue. However, in this passage, he was committed to following Jesus even to death.
When you take a closer look at the life of Thomas, you also have his negative question to Jesus in John 14:5, and then, of course, the most famous negative line he ever said, “Unless I see the nail prints in his hands I can’t believe” (John 20:25b). But Thomas’ life didn’t end that way. History tells us that after Jesus ascended into heaven, Thomas took the gospel to Southern India and planted the church there. Once Thomas was convinced, he never looked back. He became a powerhouse for Jesus. The truth of Thomas’ life is simply this, “Once A Doubter … Doesn’t Always End The Way You May Think!” People really can change.
I’m grateful this AM that one day, a long time ago, You changed me from a DOUBTER to a BELIEVER. With Your help, I’ve never looked back! Thank You, Jesus! Amen