Jesus had told his disciples several times that he would die on the cross but would be resurrected from death. However, they still could not believe it! So when this actually happened, some of them hesitated. Therefore, the first thing Jesus did was to visit and encourage his disciples. Some people think that the climax in this story is Thomas’ responding: “My Lord and my God!”
However, the highest climax in this story is the Lord’s responding: “Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”
I think this is great comfort for modern believers. Some Christians may admire the disciples because they had seen the Lord Jesus; but Jesus claimed clearly in this scripture: “Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed!”
Today, the difficulty we may have as believers is that: when we are facing challenges, suffering, or struggling in life, we wonder how we can keep our faith in the Lord who cannot be seen?
Blessed are those who believe in the invisible God and continue to believe in Him to the end.
Chaplain Nicolas Hu