Mustard Seed Daily DevotionFaith is … Trusting Without Seeing

In the Word

[Jesus said,] “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” John 20:29b

Of the Word

Thomas believed because he saw. Saving faith does not rest upon the evidence of the senses, upon our feelings or even our reason, but solely on the Word of the Gospel. The Word of God brings Christ to us; the Word of God brings us to Christ. As Christians, we believe this.

The resurrection is a reality. We believe this. We need not see Jesus visibly or personally as the early disciples did. Our faith is not some vague dream or wishful thinking. Our confidence rests on the powerful testimony of the Holy Spirit. Can we ask for better assurance or stronger evidence of the reality of our salvation?

Jesus approved the firm confession of Thomas even though he sought some proof of Christ’s resurrection. How much more blessed we are who have not seen Jesus physically and yet believe and trust Him for the forgiveness of our sins and for our eternal salvation.

Walking with my Lord

Dear Lord, allow Your Holy Spirit to work in me so that I can believe. Nourish my faith with Your Word until I share in the fullness of Your glory in heaven. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Mustard Seed: Living in Faith. Author: Rev. Darold Reiner. 7/30 ©2007 Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, 3558 S Jefferson Ave, St Louis, MO 63118.
Unless otherwise indicated, Scripture quotations were taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. All rights reserved worldwide.

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