Now when John, while imprisoned, heard of the works of Christ, he sent word by his disciples and said to Him, “Are You the Expected One, or shall we look for someone else?”
Jesus answered and said to them, “Go and report to John what you hear and see: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. And blessed is he who does not take offense at Me.” Matthew 11:2-6
Why didn’t Jesus just say “Yes, I am the Expected One, look no further”? There were other self-proclaimed ‘messiah’s’ in that time. Instead Jesus pointed out how He fulfilled scripture and prophecy. Anyone can claim anything. But, not everyone can fulfill what scripture predicted, including the miracles.
How is my life fulfilling what scripture requires and promises?
God, this is an important day with so much within it already. Please lead and guide me and may what I say and do reveal You more clearly and completely to others. Please be very real and present with my friend Jeff today as he remembers his dad and celebrates his life.