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Friday, February 26, 2016

Lent 2016--Day Sixteen

Matthew 11:2-3 Now when John heard in prison about the deeds of the Christ, he sent word by his disciples  and said to him, “Are you he who is to come, or shall we look for another?” (RSV)

John was in prison and Jesus did not send him word about what was going on, so John inquired. John knew that the deck was stacked against him, and he could take whatever came, but he wanted to be sure he had put his trust and confidence in the right man. He had proclaimed to his disciples and those who followed him that this Jesus was the One they should follow. Was he right? He wanted to be sure.

The answer was enough. It satisfied his desire to be sure. Perhaps the friends he sent to find out what was going on heard the speech Jesus made about him. "I assure you: among those born of women no one greater than John the Baptist has appeared." 

We are half way through Lent and Easter is on the horizon. Do you ever question if things are going well? Does the Father have a handle on this? John is the Elijah who is to come. Anyone who has ears should listen.

This message still rings in the heavens.