“When the men came to Jesus, they said, “John the Baptist sent us to you to ask, ‘Are you the one who is to come, or should we expect someone else?’” Luke 7:19 (NIV)
There are times when those things that once seemed so clear become a source of despair. John had baptized Jesus; he had declared, “Behold the Lamb of God that takes away the sins of the world!” John had seen the dove descend from heaven and heard the voice of the Father affirm His love for Jesus. But now as he sat in prison separated from the world, doubts crept in.
When we find ourselves in dry places and nothing seems to be happening, it is so easy to doubt the calling of God on our lives. I love Jesus’ response - He didn’t launch into a detailed argument of why He was the Messiah nor did He try to convince them with words – He acted: “At that very time Jesus cured many who had diseases, sicknesses and evil spirits, and gave sight to many who were blind. So he replied to the messengers, “Go back and report to John what you have seen and heard”. (Luke 7:21-22).
Jesus recognised that sometimes words aren’t enough, sometimes all the arguments in the world can’t provide the clarity that action can. Jesus knew how John was feeling and He immediately responded by practically demonstrating His love and power. He knew where John was and He knew exactly what John needed to bring him confidence and comfort.
Wherever you are today – Do not let go in the darkness those things that you were so sure of in the light. God sees you and He knows exactly what you need – He will act.