As the disciples gathered in fear and confusion, Jesus appeared before them, revealing his wounds and breathing the Holy Spirit upon them. Though Thomas doubted, Jesus showed him the truth and declared himself as Lord and God. This moment reminds us that even in our doubts, Jesus is always present, offering us his love and grace.
The Resurrection is a powerful reminder that Jesus is the ultimate conqueror of death. In John 20:1-9, we see Mary Magdalene encountering the empty tomb, and the disciples processing the news of Jesus’ rising. Let us reflect on the hope and joy that comes with the realization that Christ is alive!
In the face of uncertainty, doubt and fear, we can still believe in something greater than ourselves. John 20:19-31 reminds us that belief goes beyond what the eyes can see.