John 20:19 (ESV)
On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.”
If you could have any superpower, would you flyover the ocean? Or maybe you’d use your X-ray vision to stop bad guys or transport yourself out of work and into the pool. While most people know that Jesus could heal, control the weather, and even come back to life, they often don’t realize another “superpower” he used: walking through walls.
No open doors? No problem! Jesus waltzed through the walls. He had done it a week earlier. And this time he did it when Thomas — a disciple who had been absent for the first episode — was there. Thomas’ heart must have sped up, guiltily remembering what he had said to his buddies when they told him Jesus was alive. Yet Jesus wasn’t mad at Thomas.
Guess what? It’s okay to be like Doubting Thomas, as long as you bring those doubts to the One with all the answers. God won’t zap you with lightning. In fact, he loves that you’re thinking about him and trying to figure out how he works. Try saying this to God: “I’m having a hard time believing this actually happened, Lord” or “I’m not really understanding why this other thing happened. Could you help me see?”
Jesus still speaks, even when we pull a Thomas and have doubts. Jesus wants to hear about your doubts, and he cares about what you have to say. He wants to prove his power to you. Will you let him?
Dear Lord, help us to bring our doubts to You. Help sus remember that You are all powerful and we have no reason to doubt. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.