Seek for the Sign

When you seek Jesus Christ, the Son of Man and the sign of God to this world, you’ll see many confirming signs along the way. Christ doesn’t leave us alone and abandoned when we begin to seek for him, who is the ultimate sign from God.

(Ask me how I know.)

When we begin to seek after Jesus Christ, as he is presented in the Bible – that is, Jesus Christ of the Bible and not of white America or Jamaica-mon Jesus or any other cultural Jesus – he will surely confirm himself to us along the way in our life. He is not wicked or evil that he would not break into our world somehow and secure us in his reality and help us out. Ask seeking Thomas. (You know, the one they call doubting Thomas? I call him seeking Thomas.)

Eight days later, his disciples were inside again, and Thomas was with them. Although 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, and see my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side. Do not disbelieve, but believe.” Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!” Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

John 20:26-29

I know that preachers typically condemn Thomas for doubting. But, remember, Christ doesn’t condemn. In fact, if we read the above passage closely, it seems that Jesus came specifically just to show himself to Thomas. Furthermore, Jesus Christ is referring to those people – the disciples who were there with him and actually saw him with their eyes and touched him – and us in the future who have never seen him with our eyes or touched him with our hands.

Christ was amazed at US people here in the future (or back then, too), who have never seen or touched him and still believe. He wasn’t saying that people who need their faith built up in some tangible way were bad or not blessed. He was just amazed at those who have believed without touching or seeing.

Jesus Christ is the sign from God, and as we give our lives to him and seek him, he will surely gird us up with signs and help along the way. (He is not a wicked God who leaves us tossed to and fro by the waves of unbelief. He is not wicked that he would not help us. He is a good Father who gives us the Holy Spirit when we ask him for it.) And he will do it in different ways – through understanding of his word, through natural phenomenon, through people, through music, etc. He will do it when we ask. He will do it when we don’t ask and least expect it. He will do it when we continually give our lives over to Jesus Christ.

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