Read John 20 today.

This is the chapter from John’s gospel that tells the story of Jesus’ resurrection. As you read it, try to imagine what that day would have been like. Your hopes had been dashed by Jesus’ death on the cross. And now you are hearing news. Unbelievable news. Jesus is alive again? How can that be? You want it to be true, but it seems unbelievable. What would it take for you to believe?
We know the story of Thomas and the difficulty he had with belief. At least he was honest about his doubt. Jesus met Thomas in the place of his greatest doubt, Thomas’ doubt was changed to faith.
The resurrection of Jesus seems unbelievable. It is unbelievable. Unless… Unless it is an act of God. An act of the God who loves us so much He would go to unbelievable lengths and do unbelievable things to prove it to us.
Praise be to God. Jesus is alive again! He is risen! He is risen indeed!
John 20:24-29 NLT
One of the twelve disciples, Thomas (nicknamed the Twin), was not with the others when Jesus came. [25] They told him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he replied, “I won’t believe it unless I see the nail wounds in his hands, put my fingers into them, and place my hand into the wound in his side.” [26] Eight days later the disciples were together again, and this time Thomas was with them. The doors were locked; but suddenly, as before, Jesus was standing among them. “Peace be with you,” he said. [27] Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and look at my hands. Put your hand into the wound in my side. Don’t be faithless any longer. Believe!” [28] “My Lord and my God!” Thomas exclaimed. [29] Then Jesus told him, “You believe because you have seen me. Blessed are those who believe without seeing me.”