Today’s gospel reading highlights to us that in every man, times of weakened faith can come. The very question, ‘Are you the one who is to come, or should we look for another?’ once more pops up? And to this Jesus responds: "Go and tell John what you have seen and heard: the blind regain their sight, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, the poor have the good news proclaimed to them. And blessed is the one who takes no offense at me."
Amidst some present day adversities, life reversals and difficulties, we could also be posing the same question to Jesus. ‘Are you the one who is to come, or should we look for another?
God is in His word through the prophet Isaiah has responded to this question: He said: “I am the LORD, there is no other; I form the light, and create the darkness. …I make well-being and create woe; I, the LORD, do all these things… Turn to me and be safe, all you ends of the earth, for I am God; there is no other!” God wants us to totally trust Him in faith. God will never forsake us nor leave us. He will be with us until the end of time.
Let us surrender our all to God as He will never abandon. “The LORD himself will give his benefits; our land shall yield its increase. Justice shall walk before him, and salvation, along the way of his steps.”
Trust is the foundation of any relationship. Trust God completely without reserve.
Heavenly Father, we believe that Jesus is the great Messiah through whom all your benefits flow and to whom we entrust our lives. In Him, we live, hope and pray. Amen.