VERIFIED BY DOUBTS

“When they saw Him, they worshipped Him; but some were doubtful” (Matthew 28:17).

As shocking as it may be to discover that, even as they worshiped Him, some of the disciples were doubtful of the resurrected Christ, I believe it adds even greater veracity and credibility to the text. Having seen what they have, someone crucified coming back from the grave, appearing and disappearing again, I would be more suspicious of the authenticity of the apostle’s accounting if he had not expressed doubts and questions about such things. Matthew is writing some 60-70 years after the fact, and old man in life and faith, but the doubts he confessed have been overcome by the witness of God’s Spirit working faithfully in the infancy of the early church. Like Matthew, stay the course. Doubts don’t have to paralyze unless you allow them.

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