Friday, August 22, 2008

Simply Jesus - We're Doomed

John 11

I am so glad that when we read about Jesus closest followers we do not find a group of incredible supermen that were nigh on perfect. It gives me great hope.

One guy that gives me great hope is the twin disciple named Thomas. In church world he has become known as "doubting" Thomas. Mainly because of his reaction to the news that Jesus had risen from the dead. He was not going to believe it till he could see and touch Jesus for himself.

(v 16) That’s when Thomas, the one called the Twin, said to his companions, “Come along. We might as well die with him.”

Jesus was telling him that he was going to see the power of God in action Thomas just thought it was an opportunity to die. Thomas reminds me of Private Fraser in Dads Army fame. When confronted with any small obstacle his famous phrase was: We're doomed, doomed. In his inimitable Scottish accent.

I for one am so glad that God chose people with a tendency to doubt and despair because if gives me hope.

Thomas went on to do a great work for Jesus kingdom. He pioneered the christian church in India and was speared to death because of his work. He may have doubted but eventually he acted.

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