THE RISEN JESUS APPEARS TO HIS DISCIPLES
What a great lesson from John 20:19-31. Jesus has risen from the grave and now he appears to his disciples. Imagine how frightened they were when he suddenly appeared in the room where they were hiding behind locked doors! One disciple, Thomas, was not there. When the other disciples told him about Jesus, he did not believe them. He insisted he would have to see and touch the scars on Jesus' body before he would believe. Jesus appeared eight days later and let Thomas do exactly that. But his words to Thomas are also words for us, "Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed."