Show Me

faith, not sight, doubting Thomas, Missouri the show me state
In 1899, Missouri Congressman Willard Vandiver grew tired of his colleagues' rhetoric and declared that people from Missouri had to be shown things to believe them. Thus Missouri became unofficially known as the "Show Me State." 

The Apostle Thomas was also from Missouri. He said he wouldn't believe Christ was alive unless he put his hands in the scars on Christ's body. 

Jesus allowed Thomas this proof. "Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” (John 20:24-29). 

Hebrews 11, the Bible's premier passage on faith, defines faith as "being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see." 

If we understood everything that happens and saw every reward and punishment immediately, we'd never develop faith.

Are you confused about something in your life? Have faith and be among those Christ calls blessed.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you Gail, this is perfect when we keep in mind that a New Year is about to start, where we should hope for many blessings He has for us, although we have no evidence of them. I am hoping and in faith I will be waiting.
    Happy New Year to you dear Gail, keep blessing us with your God given wisdom!


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