"Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed."

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


A local church printed this article about John the Baptist: Doubt in the Darkness. I absolutely loved it. It's not very long and maybe it will encourage you ... go read it right fast.

I just read it again.


Here is a section of it. Remember John was in prison awaiting death at this point . . .

So he sent two of his closest disciples to ask Jesus, “Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?”

The affection that radiated from Jesus was palpable. Jesus was familiar with John’s sorrows and grief and the satanic storms that break on the saints when they are weak and alone. He loved John.

So he invited John’s faithful friends to sit near him as he healed many and delivered many from demonic prisons. Then he turned them with kind tears glistening in his eyes and said, “Tell John what you have seen and heard: the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up and the poor have the gospel preached to them.” John would recognize Isaiah’s prophecy in those words. This promise would bring the peace John needed to sustain him for the few difficult days he had remaining. ~ Jon Bloom

Maybe I loved it especially because I am prone to doubts. Maybe also because this time in the world seems bleak. Just reading Jesus' words - the message He wanted John's disciples to take back to John in prison - they are so touching.

I needed that.

1 comment:

Joni said...

I liked that way of telling the story of John's disciples. Thanks for sharing!