Do you ever find yourself doubting? Do you ever find yourself asking if God is with you? Do you ever just want proof? Just want to be told again that yes, Jesus is the Christ and He is with you?
So did people in the Bible. Have you read Matthew 11? This account is such a comfort for me. Not only does it affirm that others have doubts, but it gives me something to do when when I find myself with doubts.
Let’s read it.
After Jesus had finished instructing his twelve disciples, he went on from there to teach and preach in the towns of Galilee. When John, who was in prison, heard about the deeds of the Messiah, he sent his disciples to ask him, “Are you the one who is to come, or should we expect someone else?” Jesus replied, “Go back and report to John what you hear and see: The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is proclaimed to the poor. Blessed is anyone who does not stumble on account of me.” Matthew 11:1-6
So from prison John sent His disciples to talk to Jesus. He wanted to know, was Jesus really the ONE! He need proof one more time! He wanted to hear it one more time!
I wonder how long John wrestled with this question in his mind before he sent to Jesus? I wonder how long he ran the doubt thru his mind? Good thing for him that he didn’t wait any longer. Soon after this incident, the Bible tells us John was beheaded.
I’m glad he asked his question before it was too late.
Why do you think John was doubting?….