Taking it on trust – John 20:29 | 2-minute meditation


In John 20:29, Jesus invites us to trust in him.

John 20:29
Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen… (visit YouTube for more)


What strikes you about today’s verse? It’s John chapter 20 verse 29. Jesus said to him, "Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed."

One of the things that God likes is faith, that is, trusting in Him. And there are probably many reasons for this, but for one thing, it’s offensive, isn’t it? If I tell you something, and I tell you a few times, and you still don’t believe me, then you’re starting to doubt my credibility. You’re questioning my character and my honour. And God doesn’t want his credibility or honour to be questioned.

Now, he is generous and kind and good. And so he gives us lots of evidence, more perhaps than we deserve. He’s created the universe. And in Romans, Paul talks about how the universe itself speaks of God’s existence.

Nevertheless, not seeing Jesus and still believing in him, that is a good thing, and that is our position, isn’t it? And despite the fact that believing on maybe less evidence is to be commended, we still have plenty of evidence, don’t we?

Most of us haven’t personally seen Jesus. Maybe some of us have in a vision, but we, most of us haven’t seen Jesus, and we still believe in him.

We do have reason for believing in him, because we have the eyewitness accounts. We have the logical progression of the argument: where was Jesus’s body? Why didn’t the Romans produce it? We have the logical argument of why is there something rather than nothing?

But still, God credits us with faith for believing without having seen. I can’t fully explain why this is, which is why I would describe this verse as a bit of a head scratcher, but maybe, at the end of this video, take some time to meditate on this further. Look at the verse that’s in the description below this video. Ask God what it means. What is he saying to you through this verse today?

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