Week 45, Day 5
November 11, 2022
Scripture: John 20
“Jesus performed many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.” (John 20:30–31)
You are blessed if you believe this: Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Living God, the Savior of the world. He is the Messiah. The one who made the heavens and earth. He is the King of kings, Lord of Lords, the ruler of heaven and earth.
We read of the resurrection of Jesus today. The foundational truth of all Christians is that Jesus died and on the third day, he rose to life. His heart beat again. Christians make a big deal about the resurrection because it is a monumental thing that has occurred. An innocent man was crucified, buried in a tomb and he rose from the dead. He made claims that he was the anointed one, the Son of God, and the resurrection solidifies it. The resurrection conquers death, sin and gives us great hope in our despair. Because of all of this, there is no question in our mind, Jesus is Lord.
Thomas needed a little extra visual support to give his allegiance to Jesus. Who can blame him, if my friends all said they saw the resurrected Lord, I would have asked to see him too!
Graciously, Jesus affirms Thomas, and will offer us a greater blessing. “Blessed are those who do not see and believe.” That’s you and me.
We are blessed to believe in Jesus as the Son of God.
Give your allegiance to him, believe in the Son of God, Jesus Christ.
Jordan Ickes, Minister of Etna Green Church of Christ.