What is There About Doubt?
by Dr. Dan Sharp, Minister of Worship
You’ll remember the Scripture tells us eight days after the resurrection, (the following Sunday), Jesus appeared again to the disciples.
Thomas, who had been absent the previous Sunday when Jesus first appeared to the ten, was present this time. Thomas had expressed serious doubt in what he had been told and wanted physical proof. He wanted to touch the resurrected Jesus himself. Doubt can have an element of faith attached to it. To doubt means that one must give consideration to the possibility of a thing being true. Sometimes doubting accompanied by action can be positive. When Thomas saw Jesus, he believed. He didn't even bother to touch Jesus! Jesus’ response was “blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe.” That would be all of us!