Day 5 “My Lord and My God!”
Thomas was convinced by the living, breathing, physical presence of Jesus appearing after his death and burial.
He must have witnessed the crucifixion. He would have watched his rabbi, his mentor, his coach â€“ brutally die. He must have seen his Master’s blood poured out.
There was no way Thomas could believe this “story” that “He’s alive” was possibly be true.
But the presence of Jesus changes everything.
Jesus invites Thomas to investigate for himself. He touches the nail scarred hands, and puts his hand in the wound on Christ side.
Then Thomas was convinced. He had experienced a supernatural miracle. Only God could do this, and God was standing there in front of him.
His response was worship. “Ego Kyrios kai ego Theos!”
“My Lord and my God!”
Worship is a pattern of revelation and response.
The NIV commentary says of Thomas’s response (John 20:28):
“To acknowledge Jesus as one’s Lord and God is the high point of faith.”
What makes worship Christian? The centrality of Jesus Christ. Every time we worship, there is one primary truth that we are to remember and proclaimÂ in some way.
Jesus is Lord!
I invite you to pray with me today.
“Jesus you are Lord of all. You are Lord of creation and Lord of my life. You are King of Kings and Lord of Lords. I ask for more revelation of who You really are. Help me boldly share the good news of your love and your kingdom.Â In the name of the Father,Â Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.â€
According to the historical church calendar, the Easter season is the 50 day period from Resurrection Sunday to Pentecost Sunday.Â Iâ€™ll post a fresh devotional thought with my sunrise photo of that morning, everyday through Pentecost, commenting as the Spirit inspires. Check out the rest of the series here.
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I invite you to join me on this journey from Easter to Pentecost!
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