"Now when John in prison heard about the
activities of Christ,
he sent a message by his disciples and asked Him,
Are You the One Who was to come, or should we keep
on expecting a different one?
And Jesus replied to them, Go and report to John
what you hear and see:
The blind receive their sight and the lame walk,
lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear,
the dead are raised up and the poor have good news
preached to them.
And blessed is he who takes no offense at Me and
finds no cause for stumbling through Me
and is not hindered from seeing the Truth." (Matt 11:2-6).
Jesus did not explain.
If you are to enjoy a close walk with God
you will have to leave many things unexplained...
He strengthens faith, reveals his character through
and miracles, and then says, 'Go and tell John about
I know of no hours more trying than when Jesus
his power in signs elsewhere, but does not use it on
when he sends you his message, 'I can do it, but trust
when I don't do it.' This is the point where hearts
when the messengers come back and say, 'Yes, he is all
but he said no word about taking you out of prison.'
These are the hours that, in eternity, we will study
and amazement; no explanation, faith in spite of
prison, doors left closed;
and then the message: 'Blessed is he who is not
offended in me.'
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