From the archives of Oral Roberts – First of five parts
But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came. The other disciples therefore said into him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my fingers into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe.
And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you.
Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing.
And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.
Jesus said unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed (John 20:24˗29).
Notice, the disciples in that room turned to Thomas, who had refused to meet with them the week before because of his doubt, and said, “We’ve seen the Lord.” They established the fact, at least in their minds, that Jesus was “seeable.” In His resurrection form, He was able to present Himself so that He could be seen.
It was the following Sunday when the disciples met again. Thomas having had a week to think about it, decided to be at the meeting. When he arrived, the apostles were talking among themselves, and suddenly, right through the closed, locked doors, the resurrected Christ appeared. There He stood!
Thomas said, My Lord and my God!