The Difficulty of Belief
After the resurrection, Jesus appears to all his disciples at the same time while in a locked room. Well, all disciples but one. Thomas. Poor Thomas was not present when Jesus first showed up. And when his friends told him about it, he refused to believe. His exact words were, "Unless I see . . . and touch . . . I will NEVER believe" (John 20:25). Why Thomas was so adamant is not clear, though we can make some educated guesses. But we know this: Thomas isn't alone. Believing in something you didn't see is difficult. And it is no different today. But as the gospel of John goes on to say, through our believing in impossible things, in the resurrection of a risen savior, there is life.