For some reason, I love the story of Thomas.

I love that one of Jesus’ original disciples,

a man who had walked with Him, ate meals with Him, heard Him teach, and watched Him perform miracles

couldn’t jump on board with all the excitement of the other disciples who excitedly proclaimed,

“We have seen Jesus!!”


I love that He needed more evidence.

I love that he was honest enough to say this out loud to his closest friends,


“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 it.” (John 20:25)

But the part of the story I love most is this:

Jesus appeared to Thomas and allowed him to not only see the nail marks but also touch them.


Jesus provided Thomas with just what he needed in order for him to exclaim,

“My Lord and My God!”


Jesus went on to say,

“Because you have seen me, you believe.  Blessed are those who have not seen me and yet have believed.”

Do you ever feel like Thomas?

Do you ever think, “I need more evidence.”


Don’t be afraid to tell God how you feel.


While our belief today has to be based on faith, I do believe God is willing to provide just what you need in order for you to have a personal encounter with Him.


Ask God to make Himself known to you today through nature, through people, through events.

I love to pray that prayer every single day.


I love to ask God to open my eyes to His Presence all around me.


Ask Him to show up in your life today.


Like Thomas, you will find yourself exclaiming,

“My Lord and My God!”

as you journey through life with Him instead of searching for Him.


Praying your day is filled with personal encounters with Him who loves you most!