Today is Sunday. Some folks like to call it “Sonday” and rightly so because this day is about the SON of God. Our Savior. Our King. The One who died for you. The One who died for me. This is the day we as Christians gather together to remember Jesus in partaking of the Lord’s Supper. It is there that we are taken directly to the cross. To His death. His burial. And also His resurrection. There is a time after Jesus’ resurrection that I think can help us remember what Jesus did for us. Take a look:
“Now Thomas, one of the twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see in His hands the mark of the nails, and place my finger into the mark of the nails, and place my hand into His side, I will never believe.” Eight days later, His disciples were inside again, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” Then He said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and see My hands; and put out your hand, and place it in My side. Do not disbelieve, but believe.” Thomas answered Him, “My Lord and my God!” Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen Me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.””
Jesus told Thomas to touch His hands and side that were pierced. When he did he was overcome with faith and joy. What that must have been like to get to see Jesus in person. To see Him risen from the dead and His hands and side and feet. But isn’t that what we are doing every Sunday when we eat the Lord’s Supper? We come in faith to see and touch Jesus’ hands and feet. To see the wounds that paid for our sins. In our hearts we can see Him and rejoice in hope. To say like Thomas “my Lord and my God!”See His hands. Look at His feet. Touch His side. Let’s come to God in full belief and faith. Let’s praise our God and Savior. Give thanks for the sacrifice of Jesus. Even though we haven’t seen Jesus or the things He did, we know in our hearts that He died and is risen. Let’s focus on that today. God bless.