Thomas doubted the report from the other disciples that Jesus had been raised from the dead. When Thomas saw Jesus after his resurrection, he cried out Elohim Adonai meaning My Lord My God. We read it in John 20:
“A week later his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.”
“Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!”
Jesus is Elohim Adonai as Thomas exclaimed after seeing him after his resurrection.
When Jesus invited people to come to him in Matthew 11, it was based on the fact that ALL POWER had been given to him He was basically saying, I am the Lord your God, so come to me.
“All things have been committed to me by my Father.”
He then gave the invitation to come to him but added:
“Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”
Elohim Adonai is gentle and humble of heart and offers us rest for our souls. He has all power, but is gentle to those who come to him. He gives rest and healing for our spirits and souls.
If I go to someone for help, there are two things I want to know. First, can they help? Second, are they approachable? The answer to both of those questions is yes when it comes to Jesus. He has all power, so yes he can help. He is gentle of heart and loves us, so yes he is approachable.
He also will never leave us. He is always with us. I love the song Come to Me by Jenn Johnson because it expresses who Jesus is, Elohim Adonai, expresses the gentleness of Jesus that accompanies his power, and expresses the rest Jesus offers to us.
Thank you for reading. God Bless. 🙂