Are you the one?

Daily reading: Luke 7:18-35
Thursday February 16, 2017

Focus passage:  John’s disciples informed him about all these things.  John called two of his disciples and sent them to the Lord.  They were to ask him, “Are you the one who is coming, or should we look for someone else?”  Luke 7:18-19

“Are you the one who is to come, or are we to wait for another?” 
John does not get a straight answer from Jesus, rather Jesus tells John’s students to go back and tell John what they see and hear.  If they look around, they will see that the blind are receiving their sight, the lame are walking, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf can hear, the dead are raised, and the poor have good news brought to them.  That is answer enough.

Prayer:  God, who invites us to wrestle through the night, be with us as we struggle to match our expectations with yours and know that in these moments of unrest you are working on us, transforming us into Kingdom dwellers.  Help us to be agents of justice, love and compassion in our communities.  Amen.


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