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A lesson from Thomas was our last devotional. Today John 20:30-31
30 Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; 31 but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.
Looking at Scripture
Oh, aren’t these interesting lines?
We know that Jesus is among the disciples. Witnessed by a now believing Thomas and the rest.
Jesus did other signs but we aren’t told about them.
30 Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book;
But the ones were told about are for the express purpose of helping us believe in Jesus as the Christ, the son of God.
31 but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God,
AND so that believing in him we may have life in his name.
and that by believing you may have life in his name.
I don’t know about you but knowing that Jesus did other signs just makes me very curious about what they were. I know, it’s silly of me, but it just makes me go “Oh, I wonder what he did”. Wouldn’t it be cool to know what he might have said while doing them.
At the same time, I am comforted. The signs that were written down are sufficient for my belief in Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour of my life. I don’t NEED anything more. If I did, it would have been written.
John is clear though… Enough was written down for faith to be realized. What was written was done so in order that we might believe, in fact, that was the whole purpose. Isn’t that great to know?
The bible isn’t just random words you know? It has a purpose. Jesus appearing among the disciples, us knowing that matters! Jesus talking to Thomas.. that matters. It’s part of what helps to form our faith in Jesus as Christ. Not just stories, not just random miraculous events, but events with the purpose of faith formation.