The doubting Thomas often gets a bad rap. And curious cats can end up in a BAD way. (Dead. But you didn’t hear that from me. Boo is sitting on my lap. LoL.) But whether you’re dying to know or refusing to belief without seeing, there’s always more than one way to look at something.
“Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.” John 20:29 KJV
At first glance, one could take that as a dis of Thomas’s lack of faith. The Apostle needs proof, people. And, boy, did he get it. But look deeper and you’ll find those who manage—by God’s grace—to believe without seeing are the recipients of God’s blessings. Jesus didn’t have to say what He did, but He did. Thank you Thomas. Your honesty about what you needed to believe—inglorious as that may seem—netted everyone the choicest of graces.
And thank you to all the doubters who dig into history in search of proof of what life was like and what people actually believed back in the day. Without them we wouldn’t have the latest nugget of coolness relating to the life of Christ by way of Pontius Pilate.
Check. It. OUT!
See that? Curiosity at Wadi el-Hudi, a site that had been plumbed before, led to digging. Digging led to the revelation that times change, but people don’t. We still MISS things all the time. And we’re still gaga over precious stones and gold. But the ancient amethyst rush has left modern man—who doubts more often than not—with another sidebar to gird the faith!
Pontius Pilate—Roman Governor—real person. Hello!
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At first glance this blog may not seem to include writerly tips, but look closer. Believing without seeing is the FIRST step an author must take on the road to success. Even if success is penning that first draft. But if you need proof that you CAN do it, please, ask those who have come before. I’ve learned that most writers are are happy to show you their war wounds, and, more importantly, the way to rise above. Thank you again, friends, and never forget to . . .