“And when John had heard in prison about the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples and said to Him, ‘Are You the Coming One, or do we look for another?’” (Matt. 11:2-3, NKJV).
Isn’t it striking to read these words from John the Baptist, when just eight chapters earlier he was saying to Jesus “I need to be baptized by You”? (Matt. 3:14, NKJV) We know from the book of John that he also proclaimed prophetically about Him at that time, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! …I have seen and testified that this is the Son of God” (John 1:29, 34, NKJV).
So why was he now questioning what God had shown him?
John was now facing the cruel reality of prison. He was enduring the most painful time he’d experienced in all his earthly years. His life was hanging by a thread. I’m sure he knew that his execution was a strong probability. The Romans were merciless. This was not the way he had hoped the story would go. When God pointed out to him the longed-for Messiah, how his soul must have surged with joy! What glories he must have envisioned!
And now he was in chains and misery.
What strikes me even more, though, is what Continue reading God Sees Your Greatness