The Honors Program

Dr. David Miller, John 20:27 Devotional

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John 20:27 – 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.”

Thomas wanted to see the risen body (and wounds) of Christ as evidence of the miraculous resurrection. We often call him ‘Doubting Thomas’ today. I dislike that moniker. The fact is it’s not fair. Thomas didn’t question the resurrection any more than the rest of us, and the original disciples were probably thinking the same thing as their friend but lacked the guts to say it out loud. What is more, Jesus did not scold Thomas for His request; He honored it. No guilt, no shame, no condemnation, just proof. Do you doubt? Come on, I know you do. We all do. There are seasons in every believer’s spiritual walk where we question God’s presence or activity. We cry out and search the Scriptures for a relevant answer to our current struggle in life. We beg for a sign or even a blip on the map to show us His presence. It is easy to ask, it is difficult to wait for the answer. If you are confused, scared, lost, frustrated, hurt, or just curious if He is still there for you, ask. Request His presence and seek an audience with the King. And, just as He did with Thomas, will show Himself to you. But, unlike with Thomas, it will not be in-person. God certainly does reveal Himself in mysterious ways, but if you ask and wait, He will make Himself known to you too.

David Miller, is the Associate Dean for the traditional program, assistance professor of Bible and theology, Director of the honors program.

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