Doubting Thomas Gets It Right
by Drew Covert
I have an embarrassing confession. My favorite disciple has always been Thomas. Yes, THAT Thomas. The guy who refused to believe Jesus was alive until he saw it with his own eyes. We don’t get a lot of information about Thomas in the Gospels or anywhere else in scripture. His claim to fame is, and the label he now wears is that he was “Doubting Thomas”.
We see Thomas appear again in John’s Gospel. In John 11:16, he is grumbling that if Jesus is going to go to Galilee and raise Lazarus despite the danger, “Let us also go, that we may die with him.” We all know that type guy, don’t we? He was kind of the Eeyore of the disciples. Thomas is cited as having traveled to India after Christ ascended. Tradition holds that he was martyred by being run through with a lance.
Thomas asked the hard questions. What’s interesting is how Jesus reacts to his questions…