Yeshua Appears to Thomas

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The appearance of Jesus, or Yeshua, to the disciple Thomas is mentioned in the Gospel of John (John 20:24-29). It is commonly known as “Doubting Thomas” or “Thomas the Apostle.”

After Jesus’ resurrection, he appeared to his disciples on several occasions. However, when Jesus first appeared to the disciples, Thomas was not present. When the other disciples told Thomas that they had seen the risen Lord, he expressed doubt and stated that he would not believe unless he saw Jesus and touched the wounds in his hands and side.

A week later, Jesus appeared to the disciples again, and this time, Thomas was with them. Jesus addressed Thomas directly and invited him to touch his wounds, saying, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.”

Upon seeing and touching Jesus’ wounds, Thomas exclaimed, “My Lord and my God!” Jesus responded, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

This encounter between Jesus and Thomas serves as a testament to the importance of faith and belief. Thomas initially struggled with doubts and required physical evidence to believe in Jesus’ resurrection. However, Jesus not only granted Thomas the evidence he sought but also highlighted the significance of faith without seeing.

The episode of Thomas’ interaction with Jesus emphasizes the call to trust in the testimony of others and to have faith in the unseen. It also conveys the message that belief in Jesus’ resurrection carries profound blessings.

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