Now when John, while imprisoned, heard of the works of Christ, he sent word by his disciples 3 and said to Him, “Are You the Expected One, or shall we look for someone else?” 4 Jesus answered and said to them, “Go and report to John what you hear and see: 5 the blind receive sight and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them. 6 And blessed is he who does not take offense at Me.” Matthew 11:2-6
John, the baby who leapt in the womb of Elizabeth when Mary entered the house with Jesus in her womb.
John, the voice of one crying in the wilderness, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”
John, the “voice of one crying in the wilderness, “Make straight the way of The Lord.”
John, the one who introduced Jesus,“Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!”
John, in prison and about to be beheaded, asks, “Are You the Expected One, or shall we look for someone else?”
Even though The Lord may have blessed us with mighty encounters with Him, when things don’t go as we expect, we may question God. Is this really You?
That’s okay with God. He is gracious.
Jesus doesn’t answer with a rebuke, but He tells John’s followers to tell him what they hear and see: healing, miracles, and preaching filled with hope.
Look to the Healer, the Miracle Worker, the Preacher of Hope, the Expected One. Look to Jesus.
My prayer for you
Expected One, thank You for Your gracious response to our questions. Fill our hearts with the certainty of Your control of our lives. Fill our minds with Your perfect wisdom and clarity. Increase our faith and hope in You. We love You, Lord and look to You, the Expected One.