When John, who was in prison, heard about the deeds of the Messiah, he sent his disciplesÂ to ask him, â€œAre you the one who is to come, or should we expect someone else?â€ Matthew 11:2, 3
John shows his humanity when he sends his friends to Jesus to ask Him if he is truly the one. Even though John baptized Jesus and had knowledge of what Jesus had done, He still needed assurance that Jesus was THE one, the ONE and ONLY Messiah.
Jesus sent John’s friends back to him saying “â€œGo back and report to John what you hear and see:Â The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosyÂ are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is proclaimed to the poor.”
Actions – Jesus’ own actions are what He points to.
So often I find myself in similar predicaments. Is THIS what you want me to do or is there something else? I walk around wondering if I’m in the right place at the right time or if I should be some place else.
And Jesus, as He so often does, says to me as He said to John “Look around you and what do you see?” I get affirmed of my place in life by reading the Bible, prayer, friends, and the church community.
The affirmation from above can only be found if I am searching and listening for it in the right places. Then, and only then, can I know that indeed, I am at the right place at the right time.
In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:6