From The Pulpit of DUMC

#147. Rev. Dianne Lawhorn - April 11

Episode Summary

Our Scripture for this week comes to us from John’s Gospel, Chapter 20. It’s the part in our narrative where some of the disciples encounter Jesus following the resurrection. Upon returning home and sharing the good news with the disciples who weren’t with them, Thomas says that he doesn’t believe them. He says that he won’t believe until he sees and feels the nail marks in Jesus’ hands and side. A week later Jesus comes to visit the disciples and shows Thomas his hands and side and tells him to stop doubting and believe. He tells him, “ because you have seen me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” This interaction highlights for us the relationship between faith and doubt and calls into question if seeing really is believing or if sometimes in our lives we are called to believe without seeing.