Has anyone ever told you something that you didn’t believe?
Sometimes its hard to believe things if you only hear about them from someone else.
Last week we celebrated Easter, when Jesus rose from the dead. And we heard that all the disciples were told about it. Today we heard the Jesus came to them and told them not be sad, but to be happy, because he brings them peace, they should be happy.
But one of his friends wasn’t there, Thomas missed this meeting with Jesus and found it hard to believe that he actually came back.
Sometimes its hard to believe things we are told.
If I told you there was something yummy hiding in our Easter garden that someone here can have, would you believe me?
Does anyone want to look?
I was telling the truth!!!!!!
You didn’t know for sure unless you went to see though, and that was the same for Thomas, he couldn’t believe his friends until he saw Jesus for himself.
Sometimes its hard to believe that God loves us, and is there for us all the time. Having faith is sometimes really hard, and sometimes we need to see before we can believe. But Jesus isn’t walking around now like he was back them with his disciples, with his friends. So how can we believe.
We can believe by looking around us, at the world God created for us, at the family and friends around us who love us and take care for us, at all the people in the past who have told us about Jesus and all the things God has done to help us. We can believe when we see people doing what Jesus taught us, loving, caring, sharing, taking care of, being a peace with others.