He loves you Believe it
'...His unfailing love... is as great as the height of the heavens above...' Psalm 103:11 NLT
No matter what the other disciples told him about the resurrection, Thomas wanted to see for himself. He needed firsthand evidence. And Jesus gave it to him. '"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!"' (John 20:27 NLT). And Thomas did; '"My Lord and my God"' (John 20:28 NLT)! Only God could come back from the dead. Only a God of love would come back for a doubter.Did you know that your doubts don't separate you from God's love! Listen: 'For his unfailing love toward those who fear him is as great as the height of the heavens above...' (Psalm 103:11 NLT). The mind-blowing news of the Bible is not that you love God; but that he loves you! He says your name is engraved on the palm of his hand (see Isaiah 49:16). His thoughts of you outnumber the grains of sand on the beach (see Psalm 139:17-18). He sees the worst in you yet still believes the best. Your sins and mess ups from the last few weeks - and even your failings in the future - don't put him off.God's not like someone blinded by love, unable to see the real deal. He knows all about you and he's reached his verdict: 'I love you!' No discovery will disillusion him, no rebellion dissuade him. He loves you with an unfailing love, and that knowledge can lift you, restore you and put you back on your feet. So what now? He. Loves. You. Believe it!
Soulfood: Josh 8:30 - 10:43, Mark 9:30-37, Ps 111, Prov 23:4-6