Jesus said, “Blessed are they that have not seen and yet have believed!” John 20:29
Jesus, the risen Savior, told Thomas, “Blessed are they that have not seen and yet have believed!” Who can describe the rich blessings of such unquestioning faith?
Joy in our soul over our completed salvation; happiness in our hearts because we know that we are Christ’s and that nothing can happen to us without His knowledge and love; rejoicing in our minds because our place in His heavenly home has been secured and prepared for all eternity by our Savior’s grace; contentment in life, since we are persuaded that “all things work together for good to them that love God;” Eagerness to follow in the Savior’s footsteps by serving needy men and spreading the message of the Gospel; and divine guidance for the turbulent years of distress; a calm acceptance of death and an eagerness for heaven.
These and many other benedictions are the gifts Jesus includes when He says, “ Blessed are they that have not seen and yet have believed!”
At Cambridge University in England, George Romanes raised the objection, and in Raising reason above revelation he felt so sure in his unbelief that he denied all faith in a personal God and Savior.
He wrote a challenging book designed to overthrow ever claim for the existence of the Almighty. But in later years blindness threatened him, and as afflictions have often proved notable blessings in many other lives, so with sightless eyes, guided by the Holy Spirit, he began to behold more than he had ever seen before.
Under this new vision he decided to write another book to show the weakness of his first arguments. Supported by the prayers and love of his Christian wife, Romanes came back to Christ and on a blessed Easter Day approached the altar to share I Holy Communion. Faith had triumphed over reason, and he exulted, “It is Christianity or nothing!”
Let us, then, meet Christ hi His Word and study His Gospel in the family circles; constantly approach Him in prayer; plead with His Spirit for light and understanding, strength to resist temptation, wisdom to overcome doubt, and faith to receive His living presence in our life because as Jesus said, “Blessed are they that have not seen and yet have believed!”