*mental note to self: don’t blog immediately upon arriving home with really low blood sugar*
Now that I got that out of the way 🙂
This morning, I was reading my Bible *gasp* trying to comprehend John 15…you know, the whole abiding thing. Only, instead, I read John 14. Therein is a scripture that is quoted and quoted and quoted: John 14:6 says, Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the FAther except through me.” That scripture is a comfort to me.
But I never noticed the first two words. “Jesus answered.” Have you ever realized that Thomas asked a question to which Jesus made that reply? You know. Thomas. The disciple that needed to see the holes in Jesus’ hands and feet and side. Doubting Thomas we like to call him.
Over the next two weeks, I’m going to have the opportunity to be around a doubting Thomas. My friend Brenda’s boyfriend is supposed to be in town with her for Christmas. He’s done a lot of research about God, but he still has doubts about God.
But this morning, I learned something. The doubters among us ask questions. About things that some of us take for granted. If Thomas hadn’t asked Jesus, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?” then Jesus may not have made the statement that many of us find so comforting.
So, yeah. Doubters ask questions that demand good answers.