Thomas was not in the room when Jesus appeared to the apostles after His resurrection. When the other apostles told Thomas that they had seen Jesus, Thomas did not believe it. He wanted to see proof. Thomas said he wouldn’t believe until he could see and touch the nail holes in Jesus’ hands. Because of this, Thomas is often called “doubting Thomas.”
A week later, Thomas saw Jesus. Jesus was not angry with Thomas. He showed Thomas His hands. When Thomas looked at Jesus’ hands, he said (verse 28), “My Lord and my God!”
Thomas’ doubt was changed into belief.
Thomas wanted to know the truth. When he saw Jesus, he believed. Today we cannot see Jesus in person. We cannot touch the nail holes in His hands. But we can read and study the Bible. If we have doubts, we can find answers in God’s Word.