Miracle Of Faith – Part 6B

Note: I suggest that if you haven’t yet read Miracle Of Faith – Parts 1-5 yet you start there.  This way you’ll get the whole story.

Installment 6B

So we last left off with Thomas being embarrassed, perhaps even humiliated at Jesus’ reprimand.  As I mentioned earlier, we hear this song being sung by Thomas years later as he remembers back on the experience.  He sings:

Now I wish to understand
A world not made with hands
To see the world as children do
And to see the world that the Master knew
Oh why is it so easy for this child to believe?
And so difficult for me?         

Jesus turned the water into wine
And healed, in an instant, the blind
He told me, “You can do all this and more, Thomas
All these possibilities lie within you”

But I can’t see beyond the world I see
And I would this world of matter and spirit
Be reconciled

But Jesus cautioned, “No, my friend,
Thomas, you must see through the eyes of a child
Through the eyes of a child”

Thomas asks the great $64 question, “How can God be all good and yet evil seem to be?  How can both matter and spirit exist on the same plane?  How can I make peace with this dichotomy?

Even in his old age – still trying to figure it out …

He goes on in his story:

It was then he turned quiet
As the sun began to leave the day
Silently he beckoned me
“Won’t you come and pray?”
“Pray what?” said I
But I obeyed and closed my eyes
And did as I was bid to do
In the miracle of the five loaves and two fishes
Oh yeah
And we fed five thousand souls

Thomas wasn’t a bad guy.  He was just struggling with both worlds.  Which of us have not done that before?  In fact, here, he was proud, proud of the miracle, proud of being a part of such a stupendous moment in the history of human civilization.

And afterwards I heard the boy
Say “Master, I must ask another miracle of you …”
But before he could go on Jesus spoke
“Your faith hath made her whole”

Even this young lad heals while Thomas, the great disciple, doubts on …

And after all these years …

I still wish to understand
A world not made with hands
To see the world as children do
And to see the world that the Master knew

Now why was it so easy for this child to believe?
And so difficult for me?                 

Jesus walked the water ‘cross the sea
Defying all the laws, set us free
He told me, “You can do all this and more, Thomas,
“You can calm the heavens and still the ocean’s roar …”

At times I see beyond the world I see
Bewitched by matter, yet by spirit beguiled
And at times I still can catch the light
Shining in the eyes and the innocence of that boy
Through the eyes of a child

Ah yes, the innocence of that boy …

What a kid!

Ah Thomas, how well I understand you …

Perhaps I ought to try to sing this song myself, thought I …

Please stay tuned for Part 7.

 

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