mary magdalene went to the disciples with the news: "i have seen the lord!" ~john 20:18
on the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, "peace be with you!" after he said this, he showed them his hands and side. the disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord. ~ john 20:19-20
thomas was not with the disciples when jesus came. a week later Jesus' disciples were in the house again, and thomas was with them. Jesus came and stood among them. thomas said to Him, "my Lord and my God!" then Jesus told him, "because you have seen me, you have believed, blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed." Jesus did many other miraculous signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Chirst, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name. ~john 24-31
happy easter, friends!