Wednesday, April 20, 2011

That we may die with Him

So Thomas, called the Twin, said to his fellow disciples, "Let us also go, that we may die with him." - John 11 v 16

The Apostle Thomas is probably best know as "Doubting Thomas" when he wasn't prepared to believe Jesus had risen from the dead until he saw it with His own eyes. To be honest with you if I'd been around in the day I would have been siding with him.

But his statement to the rest of Jesus disciples at a time of mortal danger shows us another side of his character. When faced with going back into the lions den and risk being stoned by an angry religious mob he is willing to die.

He may have wanted some proof that Jesus was alive later in life but he was already willing to die with his Lord.

The doubters devotion extended even to death. So I ask how far does my devotion for "my lord and my God" reach?


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