When life gets tough, it is easy to doubt that things can get better. The disciples had watched their friend, Jesus, be crucified and buried in a tomb, and they were devastated. Even though others had claimed to see Jesus resurrected from the dead, Thomas did not want to get his hopes up, only to be disappointed again. He doubted their story. It was not until Thomas saw the scars on Jesus’ hands and side that he was filled with hope again. Some of us have experienced such tragedy and pain that we, too, struggle with doubt. We need to know that Jesus has overcome death and, if we have eyes to see it, is active in our lives today. The Church should and can become a place that is safe for those who have doubts. The evidence for God is best revealed when it is lived out authentically in community. We look forward to having you worship with us this Sunday -- in person or online!