Wednesday, December 15, 2021

God With Us

"Are you the Messiah we've been expecting..." Luke 7:20

Didn't John the Baptist know who Jesus Christ was? Why did he send two of his disciples to Jesus to ask, 'Are you "He who is to come" or do we look for someone else?' Like John, many of us have questions from time to time. Being a committed Christian is not always a straight road. In the 1st chapter of Luke, verse 41, John leaped for joy in his mother Elizabeth's womb, when Mary came to visit, in recognition of who the baby in Mary's womb was. You would think that he of all people would be sure of who the Messiah was. After all, he was called to prepare the way of the Lord. In Luke 1:80, we read that John grew up and became strong in spirit, and lived out in the wilderness until he began his public ministry.

This tells me that it is all right to be on a constant exploration, to be unceasingly in search of God, to never give up. Even if we have doubts, even if we have questions. Even if we take a wrong turn. God is discoverable. After all, Jeremiah 29:13 promises, "You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart." And in Matthew 7:7, Jesus himself says: "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you." This Advent is the perfect time to ask God questions and expect Him to give assurance that He is Emmanuel, 

God with us. 

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