December 15, 2019 – John the Baptist, the one who pointed others to Jesus as the Messiah, was having second thoughts in prison (Matthew 2:2-11). Jesus’ deeds did not match John’s expectations of a Messiah. What if Jesus was not the Messiah? Jesus responded to John’s doubts: focus on what you can hear and see about God’s Kingdom, not on your expectations which you cannot see. God accomplishes Kingdom purposes in ways which confound rationale thought, like sending the Messiah whose childhood would include life as a refugee.
Scripture: Matthew 11:2-11