Share with your family what you read in the “There’s More to Your Story” reading.
Thomas, one of the 12 disciples who followed Jesus, had a hard time believing Jesus had risen. He’s often referred to as the doubting disciple.
Thomas’ Easter story teaches us we all have doubts, but it also shows us that those who believe without seeing are truly blessed!
John 20:24-31, 1 John 3:2
We’ve all doubted whether or not something is true. But the story of Thomas reminds us God loves us and He doesn’t want us to doubt His truth (even if we do, He still loves us). Today, we might not be able to physically see Jesus, but the Bible tells us that as children of God, we will one day see Him face to face. (1 John 3:2)
- Share a time you’ve doubted someone or something.
- What’s something you know about God that helps you when you’ve got doubts?
One thing that can help us when we have doubts is to separate what we “know” from what we “feel.” Grab a piece of paper, make two columns, and label one side “What I Feel” and the other “What God Says.” Fill in the chart with what you feel and what you know from the Bible. (e.g., you doubt God loves you because you made a big mistake, God says He loves me even when I mess up, I’m worried about tomorrow, God says He has good plans for me, etc.)