* My Lord.
The disbelief of the apostle is the means of furnishing us
with a full and satisfactory demonstration of the resurrection
of our Lord. Throughout the divine dispensations every
doctrine and ever important truth is gradually revealed; and
here we have a conspicuous instance of the progressive system.
An angel first declares the glorious event; the empty
sepulchre confirms the women's report. Christ's appearance to
Mary Magdalene shewed that he was alive; that to the disciples
at Emmaus proved that it was at the least the spirit of
Christ; that to the eleven shewed the reality of his body; and
the conviction given to Thomas proved it the self-same
body that had been crucified. Incredulity itself is
satisfied; and the convinced apostle exclaims, in the joy of
his heart, "My Lord and my God!"
16,31 5:23 9:35-38 Ps 45:6,11 102:24-28 118:24-28 Isa 7:14 9:6
Isa 25:9 40:9-11 Jer 23:5,6 Mal 3:1 Mt 14:33 Lu 24:52
Ac 7:59,60 1Ti 3:16 Re 5:9-14