Turn to John 20:19-23 19 Then, the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled,[a] for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and said
to them, “Peace be with you.” 20 When He had said this, He showed them His hands and His side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. 21 So Jesus said to them again, “Peace to you! As the Father has sent
Me, I also send you.” 22 And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive the sins of any, they are
forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.
Now turn to John 20: 24-29 24 Now Thomas, called the Twin, one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. 25 The other disciples therefore said to him, “We have seen the Lord.”
So he said to them, “Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe.”
26 And after eight days His disciples were again inside, and Thomas with them. Jesus came, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said,
“Peace to you!” 27 Then He said to Thomas, “Reach your finger here, and look at My hands; and reach your hand here, and put it into My side. Do not be unbelieving, but believing.”
28 And Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my God!” 29 Jesus said to him, “Thomas,[a] because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are
those who have not seen and yet have believed.”
1st, Thomas missed the service when Jesus showed up. 2nd, Thomas had no faith in believing what had taken place a little earlier. 3rd, Blessed are those who have
not seen and yet have believed.(that’s us) Now have you ever denied Jesus? Peter denied Jesus 3 times. In Mark 16:7,  Jesus had something personal to say to Peter
seems probable from the command that the angel had given to the women, “But go your way, tell His disciples and PETER, that he goes before you
into Galilee: there shall you see Him, as He said to you.”
Apparently Jesus wanted to tell Peter something apart from the other disciples. What was said during the interview is not recorded. No doubt the details were to sacred and intimate to repeat. Peter was in the depths of self-condemnation because of his denial and felt that he like Judas had cut himself off forever from the
circle of the apostles, if not from all hope itself. The memory of his cursing and denial must have risen up as an evil specter to haunt him. the rumor of
Christ’s resurrection instead of bringing him joy, must have filled him with shame and dread at the thought of meeting Jesus face to face.
Thus it was that while Peter was in this state of mind Jesus made His appearance to him. We can only imagine what was said. Peter, a rough sort of man yet with an
exceedingly tender conscience, must have poured out his confession in broken sobs, while the Lord seeing the depths of his repentance turned the
conversation away to the things which He had spoken prophetically before His death: Luke 22:32  32 But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail; and
when you have returned to Me, strengthen your brethren.”
By the time the interview had ended Peter was a new man. Indeed he must have felt as one who had a reprieve from death itself. The apostle had been appointed to
a special mission and he lost no time in fulfilling it. He searched out the various disciples to tell them the good news and his testimony carried weight.
The news spread rapidly from disciple to disciple, and soon they were all together to discuss the wonderful thing that had happened. Each one was in a state of
intense excitement to learn every possible detail of what happened at the tomb and of its significance.
Now do you see what the resurrection has done for you?
You can think you are not worthy as Peter was believing, but we saw what Jesus did for him. After a little time with Jesus we can be a new person.
Is there anyone here that believes that they have denied Jesus and need to see His wounds by faith that He had suffered for us?
God’s word says you are blessed because you have not seen but believe.