John 20:19-29 - "Easter Now"

[19] On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” [20] When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. [21] Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.” [22] And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. [23] If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you withhold forgiveness from any, it is withheld.”

    [24] Now Thomas, one of the Twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came. [25] So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see in his hands the mark of the nails, and place my finger into the mark of the nails, and place my hand into his side, I will never believe.”

    [26] Eight days later, his disciples were inside again, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” [27] Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side. Do not disbelieve, but believe.” [28] Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!” [29] Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

(John 20:19-29 ESV)


A Psalm of David.

    [1] Ascribe to the LORD, O heavenly beings,
        ascribe to the LORD glory and strength.
    [2] Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name;
        worship the LORD in the splendor of holiness.
    
    [3] The voice of the LORD is over the waters;
        the God of glory thunders,
        the LORD, over many waters.
    [4] The voice of the LORD is powerful;
        the voice of the LORD is full of majesty.
    
    [5] The voice of the LORD breaks the cedars;
        the LORD breaks the cedars of Lebanon.
    [6] He makes Lebanon to skip like a calf,
        and Sirion like a young wild ox.
    
    [7] The voice of the LORD flashes forth flames of fire.
    [8] The voice of the LORD shakes the wilderness;
        the LORD shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.
    
    [9] The voice of the LORD makes the deer give birth
        and strips the forests bare,
        and in his temple all cry, “Glory!”
    
    [10] The LORD sits enthroned over the flood;
        the LORD sits enthroned as king forever.
    [11] May the LORD give strength to his people!
        May the LORD bless his people with peace!

(Psalm 29 ESV)