Study Material: John 20:29
29 Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.
When the disciples first told Thomas that they had seen Jesus after His crucifixion and burial, Thomas did not believe. He said to them, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe (Lu 1:25).” Jesus later appeared to him directly, and asked him to put his fingers in his side. At that point, Thomas believed. There is a lot of argument about whether or not Thomas actually put his fingers in Jesus’ side to affirm His appearance, but the truth is that for many people, even when they see, they do not believe.
That is the case with the Pharisees. They saw, they heard and they experienced Jesus Christ, but yet they did not believe.
We cannot call forth what we do not believe. If you do not fully believe that a miracle is possible, you cannot call it forth. If you do not fully believe that it is possible to walk on water, you never will. For many, seeing is not believing. This is why Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed (v29). If only people like the Pharisees had seen and believed, we would not be in the chaos of religious wars that we are in today. If only they had called forth peace from the Prince of Peace, things would be different.
Homework: Ask God for the grace to believe to enable you call forth the miracles of God.