THE THRILL OF HOPE, THE WEARY WORLD REJOICES
Friday, December 9, 2022
Read: Matthew 11:2-6
Seeing Is not Always Believing, Nor Enough
In the text, John the Baptist, who is imprisoned, told his disciples to go ask Jesus, "Are you the Messiah we've been expecting, or should we keep looking for someone else?" (v.3)
Well Jesus' response was more or less like--What do you think? Is seeing all the wonders you've seen not enough? So seeing is not believing?
Why is it that we will run out and buy the latest toothpaste that claims to whiten teeth or buy the shampoo that claims to make our hair silky smooth just because the ad on TV was convincing enough but it was actually sight unseen. Yet when Jesus performs miracles in our own lives, like made that short paycheck stretch to the end of the month, or give you a child after 10 years of trying to conceive, or shrink the tumor without surgery and even the doctors were stumped; often we still doubt or worry when the next trial comes our way. Let us stop doing this. Jesus told John's disciples to go tell what they've heard and seen. Like the disciples we should go back to our family, friends, co-workers and share our own testimonies of what God has done for us - his grace and mercy. Let us share the goodness of God with others with more energy than we would when sharing how pearly white that Crest toothpaste made our teeth!
And remember when Jesus was talking to the disciples he added "God blesses those who do not fall away because of me."