Scripture Lesson: John 20:24-29
Today is the birthday of former Chicago Cub player and broadcaster, Ron Santo. Santo loved the Cubs and always believed in them to win. One could hear the joy in his voice as a broadcaster when they won and the sadness when the Cubs lost. Andy McPhail then cubs President said of Santo, “Very few players are so closely connected with a franchise as Ron Sasnto is to the Cubs. His extraordinary playing career, his rabid following as a broadcaster, and his many charitable endeavors for the Chicago Land area makes his contributions to this franchise unique and special.” Santo always believed in the Cubs, right up until his death in December 2010.
In today’s Scripture lesson, Thomas doubts the resurrection of Jesus actually took place. He said he would only believe if he saw the places where the nails went into Jesus’ hands and feet. When Jesus appeared again to the disciples and Thomas was there, Jesus invited Thomas to place his fingers in the scars. Jesus wanted Thomas to stop doubting and to begin to believe. Jesus said, “Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” Too many times we doubt God and his ability to act on our behalf. We don’t rely upon His promises and His Word. It is time to believe no matter what the world throws at us.
1. What was the last time our faith was like Thomas’ faith?
2. How can we live our lives like we believe in God and His promises?
3. How do we show the Master we believe?
Jesus said we are blessed if we believe. Let’s live our lives each day like we believe in Him and His Word.
Tue, February 25, 2014
by David Daly