In finding Thomas we discover Jesus
It was the First day of the week, Sunday to you and me, ten disciples, Judas was gone, and Thomas was late, were consoling themselves, in the house where they had taken refuge. Behold the Lord appeared, walking through the locked door. The doors were locked for ‘fear of the Jews’ Judeans would have been a better choice of words.
A Ghost!? Well, no – merely the Crucified Lord demonstrating the benefits of the Transfiguration of Resurrection. Saying – “You too will do this.”