3/22- Matthew 11:2-5
2When John heard in prison what Christ was doing, he sent his disciples 3to ask him, "Are you the one who was to come, or should we expect someone else?" 4Jesus replied, "Go back and report to John what you hear and see: 5The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is preached to the poor.
Thoughts: John was in his own prison- facing his own type of cross. In the midst of this suffering he wondered whether Jesus was really who he said he was. Jesus made the claim to his messiahship not by his words- but by his actions- people are being helped just as Isaiah (35:4-6) says. When we are facing our problems, and start to wonder about God, we need to remember Christ came to help, and can help us as well.
Prayer: In my dark night of the soul, Lord, lift my heart up to you, and help me to fix my eyes on you the author and perfector of my faith.