“Then he said to Thomas, ‘Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.'” John 20:27
Just a week before, this is what Thomas said he would need to believe. “…unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.” John 20:25
Jesus knew Thomas’s struggle and met him there. He provided exactly what Thomas needed to believe: the nail scarred hands and pierced side.
No doubt or detail is too small for Jesus to notice. No need is too trivial and no person too insignificant. He goes to great lengths to reveal himself to us, wanting to satisfy the doubts.
He meets us right where we are.
Just as He noticed little children
and knew that someone touched his cloak…
Just as He saw Zaccheus in the tree
and knew where to throw the net from the boat…
Just as He knew the heart of the wealthy man
and where to find a donkey beside her colt…
Just as He knew a room was waiting
and exactly when to go…
The one who knows the details
meets us right where we are;
He understands our doubts
and answers questions of the heart.
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