Throughout Lent and Holy Week, we have focused on God’s amazing grace using John Newton’s beloved hymn as our guide. On Easter Sunday we were reminded that our resurrection to new life comes through this same grace and not through our own understanding or deserving. As we continue through the 50 days of the Easter Season, God’s Amazing Grace will continue to appear.
This grace is evident in Sunday’s gospel as Jesus appears to his disciples the night of his resurrection and then returns again to appear specifically to Thomas. By the grace of God, Jesus returns and offers his body as living proof to Thomas. Thomas’ story is our story. His grace is our grace. We are not always where we need to be, but Jesus comes to us, seeking us out and giving us the gift of faith. Thomas is not criticized, he is not condemned. Instead Jesus loves Thomas back into a relationship. Join us this Sunday as Pastor Armin explains why he calls Thomas “my man”!
Image: Bas relief of Thomas touching Jesus’ wounded side, Abbey of Santo Domingo de Silos, Burgos, Castile and León, Spain.
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