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“Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again.”

The risen Christ desires deeper relationship with us all. Let us walk faithfully as disciples of Jesus Christ. Let us study God’s Word for our lives.

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Thomas, the one called Didymus, one of the Twelve, wasn’t with the disciples when Jesus came. The other disciples told him, “We’ve seen the Lord!”

But he replied, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands, put my finger in the wounds left by the nails, and put my hand into his side, I won’t believe.”

John 20:24-25

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Thomas was not with them when Jesus came. Where was Thomas? Why was he not with the community of believers? We do not know, but we know he missed seeing the risen Lord. So the disciples tell him about their experience, but Thomas says, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands, put my finger in the wounds left by the nails, and put my hand into his side, I won’t believe.”

Why do people refuse to believe in Christ? Thomas represents the doubts of many. What prevents you from believing in Christ?

Today we celebrate the witness of those gathered in community together who give testimony to the risen Lord. Think of the ways Christ is visible in your own life. How do you witness to the living Savior of the world?

Kathryn Threadgill

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Pray

Christ, help me in my unbelief. Make me a true disciple of you, the risen Christ. Help me to share with others my experience of your presence in my life. I long to be a witness to the Lord. Amen.

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“Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I am sending you.”

John 20:21

Where is Christ sending you today? How are you called to share Christ’s peace with others?

Kathryn Threadgill

Rev. Dr. Kathryn Threadgill is the Associate Director of Theology, Formation and Evangelism for the Presbyterian Mission Agency of the Presbyterian Church (USA). She attended Montreat College, PC(USA) on a soccer scholarship. There she obtained her B.A. majoring in Bible and Religion with a concentration in Youth Ministry. Kathryn went on to study at Columbia Theological Seminary for both her Masters of Divinity and her Doctorate of Educational Ministries degrees. Her thesis explored why youth today are not experiencing the wonder of God in worship. As a minister of the Word and Sacraments, Kathryn has served churches in Greensboro, NC and Mobile, AL. She is the beloved daughter of Ollie Rix and Dorothy Threadgill, and has twelve siblings from all over the world. Kathryn enjoys oil painting, wood working, kayaking, hiking, and spending time with the people she loves.

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