Didymus

I speak sarcasm fluently. I’m not sure if that is a good thing! It may expose my unbelief in a given situation.

John 11:16, “Then Thomas, who is called Didymus, said to his fellow disciples, ‘Let us go also, that we may die with Him.’ ” Modern English Version

Didymus means twin, but who was the twin of Thomas?

“. . . Apostolical Constitutions that he had a twin sister Lydia . . .” Elliot’s Commentary for English Readers biblehub.com/commentaries/john/11-16.htm

If Thomas had a twin sister, her name would not be of importance in that day.

“Thomas and Jesus were very similar in appearance . . .” christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/14874/who-was-thomass-twin

If Thomas looked like Jesus, that would explain why the soldiers asked Judas Iscariot to point Jesus out, (see Matthew 26:47-50).

“In him the twins, unbelief and faith, were contending with one another for mastery. . . .” Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges biblehub.com/commentaries/john/11-16.htm

We know Thomas battled unbelief because he would not believe Jesus had risen until he could touch him, (see John 20: 24-29). That is how he got the nickname, “Doubting Thomas.” Thomas’s faith won out over unbelief.

“He traveled as far as Tamil Nadu and Kerala in present day India. . . . . He is often regarded as the Patron Saint of India. . . .” en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_the_Apostle

The good news? Each year I am less sarcastic and each year my faith grows.

Dear Father God,

Thank You for accepting us just as we are. Thank You for not leaving us that way, but making us more like You. Thank You for opportunities to feed our faith.

In Jesus Name,

Amen

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