We like to pick on Thomas.  I don’t anymore. He was brave and when he saw Jesus hands and feet he knew the resurrection was for him.

“What ought to follow the simple knowledge of this story, is to understand and regard the resurrection of Christ in a truly Christian fashion, because the great majority of people listen to the resurrection of Christ like a story about the Turks. To them it is a story painted on the wall. It must be something better, as we sing in the hymn, “So let our joy rise full and free; Christ our comfort true will be.” We must consider that it is ours, that it has to do with you and me. We should not only consider how the resurrection happened, but that you recognize that it happens for you, as the Lord says in the words: “Go and tell my brothers!  Matthew 28;10 . There we hear what he intends with his resurrection.”  Martin Luther