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Week 40 Day 6
we all have to deal with our fears
for the disciples it was the authorities
and they hid away behind locked doors
for the disciple Thomas life was over
and he hid behind the sadness of
he would rather not believe
than have hopes raised and then dashed again
sometimes not believing seems easier
than riding an emotional roller coaster
he will have none of this
no playing games with the soul
in the midst of our fears and doubts
"Peace be with you."
and he shows us
his hands and his side
and gives us
the gift of his presence
TEARS, PEACE AND JOY
Blessed are those who have not seen, yet believe.
1Mary Magdalene went to the tomb early, and saw the stone
had been taken away. 11She stooped down and looked in.
12And she saw two angels sitting where the body of Jesus had
lain. 14She turned around and saw Jesus standing there, and
did not know it was Jesus. 15Jesus said to her, "Woman, why
are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?" She, supposing
Him to be a gardener, said, "Sir, if You have carried Him away,
tell me where you have laid Him, and I will take Him away."
16Jesus said to her, "Mary!" She turned and said to Him,
"Rabboni!" (which is to say, Teacher). 17Jesus said, "Do
not cling to Me, for I have not yet ascended to My Father; but
go to My brethren and say to them, 'I am ascending to My
Father and your Father, and to My God and your God.'"
18Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had
seen the Lord, and that He had spoken these things to her.
19Then, the same day at evening, being the first day of the
week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were, for
fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst and said,
"Peace be with you." 20When He had said this, He showed
them His hands and His side. Then the disciples were glad
when they saw the Lord. 21So Jesus said to them again,
"Peace to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send you."
24Now Thomas, one of the twelve, was not with them
when Jesus came. 25The other disciples said to him, "We
have seen the Lord." So he said to them, "Unless I see in His
hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print
of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe."
26After eight days His disciples were again inside, and
Thomas with them. Jesus came, the doors being shut, and
stood in the midst, and said, "Peace to you!" 27Then He said
to Thomas, "Reach your finger here, and look at My hands;
reach your hand here, and put it into My side. Do not be
unbelieving, but believing." 28 Thomas answered, "My Lord
and my God!" 29Jesus said, "Because you have seen Me,
you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and
yet have believed."
30Jesus did many signs in the presence of His disciples
which are not written in this book; 31but these are written
that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God,
and that believing you may have life in His name. This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV
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