How bold of a Christian are you?
Thomas the Apostle, was also known famously known as the “doubting Thomas” because he would not believe the Lord had risen until he saw him with his own eyes. He later became very bold for Christ.
Are you a modern day “doubting Thomas”?
Following Jesus’ crucifixion, the apostles were hiding out in the upper room. Thomas, who was considered one of the smarter apostles, was not with them when Jesus appeared. He told the apostles, he would not believe that Jesus had risen unless he was able to see with his own eyes and to put his hand into the nail marks or the side of Jesus. Thomas was suffering from the sin of pride due to his intelligence, yet he was smart enough to repent, and the first to have courage to recognize and proclaim Jesus as, “My Lord and God.” How many of us live by this saying, “My Lord and my God”?
Certainly our culture and the Church are in bad shape. People are afraid, like the apostles were in the upper room, to speak the truth. They are hiding out in the figurative upper room rather than being bold, confronting the culture, in the power of the Holy Spirit and speaking truth with the fire of Pentecost.
How will our culture ever get turned around and back to God? All it takes is one who is willing to say, “My Lord and My God.” It only takes one, like Thomas to follow God, and to operate in the full authority and power given to the Church by Jesus.
It only takes one. Will it be you?