What Jesus Did! 'My Lord and My God' — John 20:26-28

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Eight days [after Jesus appeared to the disciples when Thomas was absent,] the disciples were together again, and this time Thomas was with them. The doors were locked; but suddenly, as before, Jesus was standing among them. "Peace be with you," he said. Then he said to Thomas, "Put your finger here, and look at my hands. Put your hand into the wound in my side. Don't be faithless any longer. Believe!"

"My Lord and my God!" Thomas exclaimed.

— John 20:26-28 NLT

Key Thought

What is our reaction to the resurrected Lord? Who are we to understand Jesus to be? What is his role in our lives? Thomas gives us the words and the attitude, "My Lord and my God!" Now it is our turn to make those words true in our own lives!

Today's Prayer

Lord God Almighty, who came in human flesh as Jesus, I praise you for your love, mercy, power, and grace. I bow down before you and offer you my life, my future, and my time to your glory. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Titus 2:11-14
  • John 1:1-3
  • John 5:17-21


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About This Devotional

What Jesus Did! is a series of one-year devotional guides through each gospel, using one short scripture passage each day and following the Gospel in sequential order. Each devotional consists of a scripture passage and a reflection and a prayer which open up the day's scripture and show how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware and is available in book form.

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