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.
Thomas gets a bad rap. He’s usually called “Doubting Thomas” but he was simply being skeptical of news that seemed too good to be true. He said he would have to actually touch Jesus, but at the end of the day, seeing was believing. He never did, apparently, have to put his finger in Jesus hands. His response to seeing Jesus is interesting. He not only acknowledges the truth that Jesus is his Master, Boss, Lord… he calls Jesus “God.” No one in Scripture ever receives worship as God, except God. Jesus doesn’t correct Thomas, He says that we, who have not even seen Jesus, will be even more blessed if we believe. Believe in Jesus, you’ll be blessed. Seeing isn’t believing, believing is seeing.