Got Doubt?

I'm the first to admit that my faith is not perfect.  I have doubts from time to time and it's easy for me to get down and beat myself up about it.

The last portion of chapter 28 of Matthew is the Great Commission where Jesus tells the disciples to “go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son and of the Holy Spirit”.  However, I find the two verses prior to that to be especially comforting.  “Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go.  When they saw him, they worshiped him, but some doubted.”  What?  Some doubted?

The disciples were standing in the presence of the resurrected Jesus.  Thomas had probably already touched the holes in his hands and the wound in his side.  They had just spent the last three years with Jesus on a 24/7 basis witnessing an untold number of miracles.  John tells us that if every one of the things they saw Jesus do were written down, the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written.  Yet, even after all this, some doubted?

It gives me great peace and comfort to know that God loves us and welcomes us and uses us to help carry out his plan, imperfect as we are - doubts and all.  I believe and this verse helps me with my unbelief.  Amen.

Brad Gauen

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