Babies are circumcised on the eighth day because this is the day that the coagulating factor in blood, called prothrombin, is the highest. Medical science has discovered that this is when the human body’s immune system is at its peak.
Just as the eighth day was the God-given timing for circumcision (Genesis 17:12), there is a God-given timing for every person who is “circumcised without hands” spiritually. (Col 2:11).
Jesus appeared to Thomas on the eighth day. What Thomas saw cut away the flesh of his unbelieving heart. Thomas bowed his heart to Jesus of Nazareth as his Lord and his God. He needed a miracle, and God graciously gave him one because his heart was open to Christ.
Each of us is dealt with individually by God; some get incredible spiritual manifestations at conversion. Others quietly trust the promises of God, and God reveals Himself to them through faith rather than feelings of great joy. What matters is not how each of us came to Christ, but that we became new creations in Christ, because that is the real miracle that proves the reality of what God’s Spirit does inside of us.
This is what Paul meant when he wrote, “For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but the new creation.” (Galatians 6:15)
God works with each person in the unique way in which He created them. Our relationship with Him gives power to the abilities God has given each believer. Only an open heart of faith in Christ will draw God to you. When that happens, life changes, as did the lives of the disciples, and all the people healed by His touch or Word, and anyone who meets Jesus still today.
Let this Easter be the day of “new beginnings” in your experience meeting the Living Christ! He is waiting, and always there for you if only you ask Him into your heart. For God’s love is life changing, and only a breath away, and comes “to each of us” in a very special way.