Thomas was a very interesting disciple of Jesus. He isn’t very different from us today — He did not want to believe in something He couldn’t see. He heard the news about Jesus rising from the dead but he had a very difficult time believing that it really happened. This is why Thomas is often called: “Doubting Thomas”. Jesus has given us a special blessing. We haven’t seen Jesus, the nail prints in His hands or the scar in His side … but we do believe in Him. We see Him by faith.
Jesus even follows up appearing to Thomas by saying that Thomas believes because he has seen Jesus… but those who have never seen and still believe as even more blessed!