READ : Matthew 28:16-17
When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. (v. 17)
Some doubted. We tend to forget that, basking in the glow of the resurrection. Not everyone was a believer on that first Easter Sunday. Some worshiped the risen Christ. But some doubted.
And so it is today: some worship him, but some doubt. And sometimes we do both! We are like the father of the epileptic boy in Mark’s Gospel who cries out to Jesus, “I believe; help my unbelief!” At first that sounds contradictory. How can you believe and not believe at the same time? But haven’t you experienced similar feelings? You know that faith is important, but sometimes it seems beyond you. You wish you could shake your doubts, but they keep cropping up like weeds in the garden of faith.
Maybe it would help if we used a different word. We talk of belief and we talk of faith. But there is a third word that somehow says more than faith, more than belief. The word is trust. We can argue all day about belief and faith, but if I ask, “Do you trust me?” we skip the intellectual games and come quickly to the bottom line. I am asking you to put your future in my hands.
Sometimes we worship. Sometimes we doubt. Sometimes we do both. But one thing never changes. We put our trust in God.
Lord Jesus Christ, I put my trust in you.