Be merciful to those who doubt!
I can’t imagine what life was like for the Apostles as they walked daily with Jesus. I know in my heart that one day I’ll do the same —Oh what a spectacular life that will be.
But what about living a spectacular life today, is it possible?
When the Apostle Thomas questioned the validity of Christ’s resurrection, he gave insight into the heart of mankind… we tend to doubt what we’ve not witnessed. I admit, “guilty.”
Now, I’m thinking Jesus had every right to chastise Thomas for his lack of faith, but instead, He revealed Himself, allowing Thomas an opportunity to witness the Truth first hand. Upon witnessing, Thomas believed, but Jesus went on to say we are blessed when we believe without seeing.
A week later his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.” Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.””
John 20:26-27, 29 NIV
Does this mean to live a spectacular life we must live without doubt? Not at all. Being merciful as Christ is, when others doubt, is living a spectacular life!
I’m human, and I have doubts. Christ covers my doubt with His righteousness allowing me to live a spectacular life, today.
How then, can I be merciful to others when they doubt me, my methods, or my abilities?
Keep yourselves in the LOVE of GOD. JUDE 1:21
I must choose to love God above all things and in His love all things are possible especially mercy.
Love others as yourself… HUGs!
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