They’re everywhere, they’re everywhere! You know those people that see the negative in everything. They faithfully attend and participate in meetings. Maybe they feel the need to be the devil’s advocate. That sounds rather out of place for a church meeting, doesn’t it? I’ve heard of stories where things got heated because of the nay-sayers. There is nothing wrong with discussion with the right objective in mind – God’s will.
The event recorded in the Bible I referenced for today, is one of those events that I want to see when I get to heaven. I wonder what Thomas’ tone of voice was. Did he sound like Eeyore? Did he just have a negative tone? Did he have fear in his voice? I don’t believe it was a joke. Did sarcasm drip from every word? Did anybody else comment? Did they roll their eyes? Did they sigh heavily? Maybe, Thomas verbalized what they all were thinking.
It seems he had a problem with doubt. He knew the danger of going back where things had just gotten rough, but he couldn’t see the light at the end of the proverbial tunnel. He didn’t seem to see that God would take care of them. He believed Jesus, yet all he could see was a replay of the previous encounter with the unbelieving Jews. Only this time, he surmised that they probably wouldn’t get away.
“Then said Thomas, which is called Didymus, unto his fellow disciples, Let us also go, that we may die with him.” John 11:16.
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