Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed

Scripture references

John 20:26–29 (ASV 1901)

26And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them. Jesus cometh, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you. 27Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and see my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and put it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing. 28Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God. 29Jesus saith unto him, Because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed

1 Peter 1:8–9 (ASV 1901)

8whom not having seen ye love; on whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice greatly with joy unspeakable and full of glory: 9receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.

Stories

After listening to Sadhu Sundar Singh speak about his supernatural experiences, Corrie ten Boom started to question her relationship with God because she had never experienced such things. She gathered courage to walk up to the Sadhu with her questions. With a smile on his face, the Sadhu addressed Corrie's concern and pointed her to Jesus' words to Thomas: "Blessed are they who did not see, and yet believed."