Like a balloon punctured by a pin, doubt can deflate your faith. It happens to the best of us. It even happened to those closest to Jesus – His disciples. All day Friday, all day Saturday and even in the wee hours of Sunday morning, doubt had claimed their hearts and ravaged their faith. Their hope and expectations in Jesus had been nailed to a Cross. Yet when news arrived that Jesus was resurrected, when ten of disciples saw the resurrected Jesus, doubt disappeared and joy filled their hearts once again.
But there was one disciple who was missing when Jesus appeared. There was one disciple who didn’t accompany Peter and John when they ran to the tomb and were encountered by an angel declaring the resurrection of Jesus. Thomas was missing. He wasn’t at the tomb. He wasn’t in the room when Jesus appeared to his fellow disciples.