Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Are You the Coming One?

“When the men had come to Him, they said, “John the Baptist has sent us to You, saying, ‘Are You the Coming One, or do we look for another?’” —Luke 7:20

This passage just came to my mind and I was thinking how it relates to where we are… we, the antsy, awaiting Bride of Christ.

John the baptizer is held up in prison, awaiting his demise, and he’s wondering if this Jesus is the One, the Messiah, after all. If I were John I could see myself wondering the same thing! John knew his time on earth, his ministry, was all about Jesus… preparing the way for the Savior, turning his own disciples into followers of Christ. I don’t know what kind of relationship John had with Him while they were growing up. They were cousins after all. But nothing is said about their closeness. Though John had no problem recognizing Jesus when He came to be baptized by him.

So here we are with all that we see and know in this world that is rushing towards a climax. And though we don’t doubt that Jesus is the One and that He is indeed coming for us, don’t we still feel weak and weary, feeling like we’re held up in prison and experiencing our own doubts and worries? Maybe our question to Him is more, “Are we sure we understand You correctly Jesus? Are you still coming soon or have we misunderstood something?”

Maybe if we listen real carefully we’ll hear Jesus replying:

“Child, remember and do not lose heart! Remember the Truth that you embraced in the beginning. Remember My miracles. Remember My love for you. And remember that I CHANGE NOT. The race is coming quick to the finish line. I AM coming soon!”

Keep the faith and hold tight to Him!!!

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