Scripture Lesson: John 20:24-29
Today is the birthday of former Chicago Cub player and broadcaster,
Ron Santo. Santo loved the Cubs and always believed they could win. One could
hear the joy in his voice as a broadcaster when they won, and his sadness when
the Cubs lost. Andy McPhail, then cubs president, once said of Santo, “Very few
players are so closely connected with a franchise as Ron Sasnto is to the Cubs.
His extraordinary playing career, his rabid following as a broadcaster, and his
many charitable endeavors for the Chicago Land area make his contributions to
this franchise unique and special.” Santo always believed in the Cubs, right up
until his death in December 2010.
In today’s scripture lesson, Thomas expressed doubt that the
resurrection of Jesus actually took place. He said he would only believe if he
saw the places where the nails went into Jesus’ hands and feet. When Jesus
appeared again to the disciples and Thomas was there, Jesus invited Thomas to
place his fingers in the scars. Jesus wanted Thomas to stop doubting and to
begin to believe. Jesus said, “Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have
believed.” Too many times we doubt God and his ability to act on our behalf. We
don’t rely upon His promises and His Word. It is time to believe no matter what
the world throws at us.
the last time our faith was like Thomas’ faith?
we live our lives like we believe in God and His promises?
we show the Master we believe?
Jesus said we are blessed if we believe. Let’s live our lives each
day like we believe in Him and His Word.
Posted on Thu, February 25, 2016
by David Daly