Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Extemporize (John 20:34-31)

Good morning all,

The word of the day is “extemporize.” One of the cool things about the Bible is that you never know what you are going to get. In fact, the people that are talked about in the Bible are in some pretty crazy situations. It is almost like a soap opera much of the time if you think about it. One of the guys that gets a pretty bad rap in the New Testament is Thomas. A lot of peeps like to give him some grief, but he is the one who had enough guts to ask the Savior what the heck was going on.

Now Thomas (also known as Didymus), one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!”
But he said to them, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.” A week later his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.” Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!” Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”
~Jn. 20:24-31

Talk about a shocker! No one had any idea what was going on and all the sudden Jesus comes back and catches them off guard. So, not knowing what to do the disciple Thomas extemporizes, or improvises within the situation. My question is: what you do when you are caught of guard in your relationship with the Savior? How you ever been in a situation where you had to talk about God in you are not ready? My prayer is that you are always ready for the situations that God puts you in. It is not by accident that you are given the opportunities that you have.

Praying for you,


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