April 11th, 2018 | Posted in News

From Upper School Principal Mrs. Ruth Heilman

Today’s Recipe: Doubt and Trust Casserole

After Easter, we usually hear the story of “Doubting Thomas,” one of Jesus’ Disciples. Thomas is like us – sometimes doubting and sometimes brave, sometimes shy and sometimes bold. When Jesus wanted to return to Judea, where people wanted to kill him, and most of the disciples were trying to talk him out of it, Thomas said, “Let us also go, that we may die with Him” (John 11:16). He was also bold in asking questions aloud when other disciples sat silently. When Jesus was explaining that He would be leaving and preparing a place for them and would return, Thomas asked, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way” (John 14:5)? The others were probably wondering the same thing, but Thomas wasn’t shy about asking. Jesus’ response, that He is “the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6), is the perfect answer then and now. Yes, Thomas doubts that Jesus has risen from the dead, but when he sees Jesus, Thomas is the first to call Him, “My Lord and my God” (John 20:28).

Thomas is a casserole of doubt and trust, and we are, too. Sometimes, we are filled with trust, and we have faith that God is in control. Other days, we have doubts about work, school, home, faith, money, health, etc. Thank God that, even when we are filled with doubts, He is always and forever faithful to us. Every casserole needs something to “bind” the ingredients together. God’s love binds everything together, removes our doubt, and works faith in our hearts. In Matthew 6, Jesus tells us not to worry about our lives. He reminds us that he takes care of the birds and flowers, and he loves us so much more, so of course, He will take care of us! In verse 33, He says, “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”