Are You The Messiah?

John, the Baptizer and Jesus’ cousin, asked Jesus through his disciples:

Are you the Messiah, the Anointed One?

Jesus replied:

  • The blind see,
  • The lame walk,
  • Lepers are cleansed,
  • The deaf hear,
  • The dead are raised,
  • The wretched of the earth learn that God is on their side.

Is this what you were expecting? Then count yourselves most blessed.

Jesus didn’t say, “Yes, and believe in me and you will be saved.”

He reported what was happening in the land. This also referred back to old prophecy about the coming of the anointed one of the Lord.

Those words should be a challenge and guidance to us. Are we just dashing into a life, telling them to believe, then dashing out?

Or, are we helping the blind to see, the lame to walk, those with disease to be cleansed, the deaf to hear, to raise the dead, and teach the most wretched of the earth that God is on their side?

Is it time to get off our chairs and out from behind our lecterns and go to work?

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