Doubting Thomas

Do you insist that you must see
the nail-scarred hands before you believe

Do you doubt the evidence before your eyes
of daily miracles, intricate life, blue skies

Then let me point to the change in me
from angry and mean to kind as can be

Once I cared only for myself
hopelessness prowled in me like a wolf

Then the hands of my Savior picked me up
He drank for me of death’s vile cup

I am evidence loud and clear
of grace and mercy that God holds dear

So if you insist nail-scarred hands you must see
look closely at the scarred heart in me


I decided to write a second poem involving hands in response to the Tuesday Poetics prompt at dVerse Poets Pub, since I needed to write a Lent poem for today anyway.

About Linda Kruschke

I am a Jesus Freak, and I don't care who knows it. I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, daughter, and friend. My blood family is only part of the larger family of Christ that I belong to. I love to write, especially about my dear Savior.
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8 Responses to Doubting Thomas

  1. sMiLes..
    mY favorite
    iS Thomas
    37.. Jesus
    and sure
    wE aLL
    access too..
    Yeshua then
    Jesus now..
    i and me and
    uS alWays wE..
    when Fearless Love..:)


  2. Amen! Thank you, Linda.

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  3. The change is the best of evidence.. Love that last couplet.

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  4. This is beautifully written, Linda. The last lines really make an impact!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. whimsygizmo says:

    Oh, MY. That last stanza. YES. So beautifully put. Linda, this is truly a wonderful piece. Thank you.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Grace says:

    A timely reflection Linda ~ I specially like the ending message ~

    Liked by 1 person

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