Prove It

John 20:29 Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.

Thomas, doubting Thomas, was one of the twelve, walked with Jesus, heard His words and saw the miracles, and yet would not believe the report of his fellow disciples about the risen Christ.

V 25 The other disciples therefore said unto him, we have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe.

Nothing is so frustrating as witnessing to the lost and have them say “Prove it.” The truth is, I cannot prove it, nor is it my responsibility to prove anything. My responsibility is to live the life I have been given, to love and let love do what love does. If I were to tell that to the lost they would decry, “That proves nothing.” To that I can only answer, “OK Thomas.”

Jesus will prove Himself. Every non-believer has their own version of that Thomas declaration. “Except I shall see for myself!” Now I do not know what it is that is required to move you into the realm of belief. Even if I knew, it isn’t within my power to make it happen, because then it would be a false witness. They must see Jesus for themselves.

All I can say is what to look for when He comes. What does grace look like? What does forgiveness look like? What does compassion look like? What does mercy look like? What does truth look like?

If you look for me, you will find me. I am flawed. I am not perfect. But if you knew me when, and see me now, you still would not know what caused the change unless I told you. That just puts us back to the point of trusting my witness.

So exactly what do you need to see with your own eyes to believe?

Blessed are they who have not seen, yet believe.


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