He is Risen
“Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe,” -John 20: 27
HE IS RISEN!
Easter is the celebration of the most significant event in our faith, Christ saved our souls. It is such an amazing celebration of His triumph over death. During Lent, it is easy to reflect on the price Christ paid to save our souls. What is challenging is reflecting on Christ’s passion throughout the year.
He didn’t just die for all of the sins of the human race, He died for each of us individually. When I think about that, it makes me want to be better in my relationship with Christ. I want to be who God called me to be. This becomes very clear to me in the Lenten season, but during ordinary time it is easy to doubt who God is, who He is calling me to be, and what to do with my life.
In the Bible Thomas has a bad reputation of doubting. He doesn’t believe when the other apostles tell him that Christ has risen, but would you?
Poor Thomas only doubted once and it is one of the things that he is most remembered for.
In my own life, there have been many times where I doubt what the Lord is doing and that He truly has my best interests at heart. When I look at everything that I have accomplished, it is clear that each failure, triumph, and suffering brought me to where I am today. Clearly He knows my desires better than I do so how can I shake the doubt?
Have faith that the Lord knows your desires and wants to meet them. He can do all things. He can rise from the dead to save your soul, He can and will meet the desires of your heart.
I challenge myself and each of you to take some time each week and focus on the passion, death, and resurrection of Christ. Have trust in the Lord and have faith that the Lord will meet the desires of your heart.