“Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing. 28And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God. 29Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.” John 20:27-29
Thomas said I won’t believe unless I see, so Jesus let him see. Because Jesus let Thomas see, his immediate reaction was, “my Lord and my God.” Then Jesus said, blessed is he who believes without seeing. Jesus wasn’t necessarily rebuking Thomas for wanting to see, he was just saying you are more blessed if you will believe without seeing. I want to be blessed by not seeing, but I will not look down on my brethren because they may need to see a miracle or get encouraged by a tangible presence of the Lord.