Devotion of the Day


But Thomas…was not with them when Jesus came.
John 20:24

Thomas missed one meeting of believers and was an unbeliever for a whole week. It pays to be present when Jesus appears. He guarantees His presence where two or three gather in His Name. Therefore it pays to be at church. There are other places where Jesus reveals Himself – the Book and prayer. And He has promised to reveal Himself to those who have His commandments and keep them. The place of obedience – the temple of the willing heart – there you may be sure He appears.

Don’t miss Jesus. It makes a doubting Thomas. If we were on hand at these meeting places we would not be demanding extra evidences before we believe. Sometimes our Lord does grant a special manifestation, but “blessed are they that have not seen and yet have believed.”

Be there when Jesus comes. I don’t know what other business Thomas had that evening, but if your other business makes you miss Jesus you have to much business!