"Let us also go, that we may die with him"-this was an outburst of impetuous love from the heart of Thomas. The disciples had been trying to convince the Master to not go back to Judea because of the hate which the raising of Lazarus had aroused and the certainty of danger if He did go back. But when Thomas saw that their efforts had no effect on Jesus, and that He was certainly going back to face His enemies, he cried in an impulse of desperation and devotion, "Let us also go, that we may die with him." Thomas's cry was that of a devoted soldier ready to follow his leader into the jaws of danger and death.
Thomas's words were wiser than he knew. It is true that he and his fellow disciples did not immediately share their Master's fate, but there was a deep and sacred sense in which they were to die with Him even before their literal persecution and martyrdom.
In a very real and solemn way, these words are true of every disciple of Christ. For His death is not only the source of our salvation, but it is also the pattern of our lives.
"I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death,"
With an intelligent faith and a renewed dedication, let us with Thomas, "also go that we may die with Him."
"Let us also go, that we may die with him" John 11:16
God bless you and yours today, and never forget how much you are loved!!!
Henry D. is from Southern Indiana and writes these wonderful daily devotionals to encourage those at the Dogwood Community Church located in Paoli, Indiana. Henry has graciously agreed to share these wonderful devotionals here at Without Excuse Ministries to encourage you our valued guest!