My Lord and my God.” (John 20:28).
Two dates are indelibly etched into my memory as life-changing moments. They are the days my daughter and son were born. Human life took on a greater depth of meaning whenI realized that out of the billions of people on earth, only two can say, “That’s MY dad.” I am awed and honored that part of me lives in them.
The Bible teaches us that the most important word of everlasting life is “my.” In John 20, we read the familiar account of Thomas, who had missed the original visit of Jesus with His disciples on resurrection evening. Upon hearing the news of Jesus’ resurrection, Thomas says, I will not believe until I literally feel His wounds. Eight days later, Jesus comes to His disciples again and offers His hands and side to Thomas’ touch. Without the need for physical proof, Thomas makes the greatest statement of faith in the Bible: “My Lord and my God” (John 20:28).
Many people in the world acknowledge that Jesus went to the cross. But true forgiveness and eternal life hinges on the personal decision to ask Jesus to be my Savior. At that moment, our sin-debt is paid, and He comes to live in us. Today, believer, thank the Lord that the word “my” changed your life forever.