THE THRILL OF HOPE, THE WEARY WORLD REJOICES
Saturday, December 10, 2022
Read: Matthew 11:7-11
This is an interesting passage and seems to me one that can be interpreted in many ways. Here is what I took away from it, after reading too numerous times to recall. Jesus is out doing his thing and is approached by disciples of John the Baptist, who at that time was in prison. John sent them to ask if Jesus was the Messiah and Jesus told them to go back and tell John of the miracles Jesus has performed, the blind can now see, the lame can now walk, and the dead have been brought back to life. Now right here one would think that John should not be sending others to find out what is the truth but who better than to get the truth from but the source directly not from hearsay.
This passage also says to me that it is okay to have doubts, even the strongest in faith have doubts…. BOY what a relief that is because I don’t know about you all but I for one struggle with doubts. And my final thoughts are that I find comfort in knowing that Jesus’ message is for the lowly, the humble, folks that are arrogant or self-righteous feel they do not need to hear Jesus’ message, guess it is the “I’m better than you who don’t have the finest things, or I don’t need to be told what to do, rules don’t apply to me.” I don’t know about you all, but I sure do know some people like that, and I hope I never feel that way. Oh, it is okay to waver or have doubts in your faith, “like the reed blowing in the wind”, when we do, we just need to go to the source of the truth and that source is Jesus.
Oh, precious Lord, we give you thanks for your ministry to us little people. Help us to always remember that it is okay to have doubts and that we bring those doubts directly to you. In the name of Jesus, Amen.
Certified Lay Servant