“Then He said to Thomas, ‘Reach your finger here, and look at My hands; and reach your hand here, and put it into My side. Do not be unbelieving, but believing.’ And Thomas answered and said to Him, ‘My Lord and my God!’ ” John 20:27-28, NKJV.
Jesus was open with being able to show someone His wounds and scars. The Savior and risen King showed Thomas He had been through something too, for the benefit of helping him believe.
It’s not always the victories that win others. It’s not always the blessings. It’s the scars. It’s the scars we let someone touch and feel. Be open to sharing your authentic testimony, one that says like Jesus, put your hand here. I know what it’s like to go through what you’re going through. Yet, you chose to believe, and the Lord did just what He said He would do. Show them that you can be touched with how they feel, and God will cause them to be touched with how to believe–just as He did with Thomas.
Prayer: Father, thank You. There’s power in my wounds. There’s power in my scars. I stand today blessed because of You. Holy Spirit, help me to be open and real with others about what You’ve brought me through. Use it to help someone move from doubting to believing You are the Christ and You will do what You said You will do. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Study: John 20:24-29, Revelation 12:11