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

Thursday, December 20, 2018

A week later the followers were in the house again. Thomas was with them. The doors were locked, but Jesus came and stood among them. Jesus said, "Peace be with you!" Then Jesus said to Thomas, "Put your finger here. Look at my hands. Put your hand here in my side. Stop doubting and start believing." Thomas said to Jesus, "My Lord and my God!"
— John 20:26-28 NLT
Illustration of John 20:26-28 NLT — "My Lord and my God!"

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 them true in our own!

Today's Prayer

Lord God Almighty, come 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


About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.