The world is full of modern day Thomases. You remember Thomas; he’s the one who has gone down in history as ‘Doubting Thomas’. How would you like to have that tag? Its somewhat of a bad rap. How many have never doubted God?
In the story where Thomas got his moniker, Jesus says, “Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believed.” John 20:29b He is challenging Thomas, as well as the rest of us to believe beyond what we can see.
Whether we realize it or not we exercise “faith” everyday in all manner of things: things spiritual as well as things routine. Lets look at some examples. When you walk into a dark room the first thing you do is locate the light switch and flip it on. Did you make sure the wires were connected properly? Did you make sure electricity was flowing through the wires from the utility company? No you just flipped the switch. You had confidence, you had faith in the technology we call electricity. Do you fully understand how electricity works? Could you wire a house? When you enter a room for a meeting, you select a chair and you sit down. How many of us look under the chair and examine the construction of the chair to make sure it will hold us? No, you just sit down. You have confidence, you have faith in the people who built the chair. You sit in the driver’s seat of your car and you turn the key or push the ignition button fully believing the car is going to start. You have confidence, you have faith in the manufacture of the car.
We exercise ths kind of faith everyday yet we struggle to believe God, the creator and sustainer of all that we see, know and more. Sometimes we exhibit more faith in the creators of our everyday appliances and items than we do in God.