Seeing and Believing
The relationship between faith and physical evidence
Thomas was a fervent follower of Jesus. His emotional bond with his Master was so strong that at times he felt he was ready to die for Him (John 11:16).
But now Jesus was dead. Gloomy thoughts and sadness filled Thomas’ heart. What made things even more complicated was this unbelievable assertion the other disciples were making: Jesus had been resurrected and had shown Himself to them!
Was this possible? Torn between hope and fear of being hurt, Thomas decided he needed something more before accepting the truth of such an astonishing claim. He wanted to see and touch; he wanted physical evidence.