I don’t need to see the scars for my doubts, Lord,
as much as I do for my discipline.
I get so lax and lazy.
Even then, You reach to me.
I see the hands – I see the scars, I cry out with
Thomas of old, “My Lord and My God!”
And with renewed zeal, I say, “Master, what would You have me do?”
During the days immediately following the resurrection, Jesus appeared to some of the disciples. Thomas was not with them; he said he would not believe unless he saw the scars (nail marks). Later he came again when Thomas was with them. Thomas immediately knew it was Jesus. This poem relates to that incident as recorded in John 20:24-29.