Five Minute Friday

Beyond A Shadow Of A Doubt

This post is part of the Five Minute Friday blog link-up. Where I join up with a community of writers and bloggers of all ages and stages who gather around a single-word prompt to free-write, unscripted, unedited, for five minutes. This week’s word prompt is {{Doubt}}

But Thomas, one of the twelve [disciples], who was called Didymus (the twin), was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples kept telling him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he said to them, “Unless I see in His hands the marks of the nails, and put my finger into the nail prints, and put my hand into His side, I will never believe.”

John 20:24-25— AMP

Have you ever been called or called someone else a doubting Thomas? I sure have been called and have also called others a doubting Thomas. Do you know what Jesus did with Doubting Thomas? He let him touch his scars. Jesus doesn’t shoo away doubters; quite the opposite, he invites them closer. He wants us to touch his scars.

It can be upsetting when loved ones (or us) doubt their faith or question God. We worry that we’ve failed and wonder how to show them love in the middle of their doubts. Follow Jesus as your example—invite them to bring out their doubts. Let them wrestle through this season. This means us too. You never know what Jesus will reveal to them or us.

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