Posts Tagged ‘john the baptist’

who are you, really?

June 24, 2008

was reading matthew 11 this morning where john the baptist sends some of his followers to ask jesus if he is “the one coming”, or if they should wait for someone else.  jesus could have said a lot of things in response to that question.  but this a situation where what he didn’t say communicated as much as what he did.

what he didn’t say was “hey, you’ve got your theology and eschatology all wrong – let me tell you how it really works…”.  because nobody on the face of the planet knew what was really going to happen other than jesus himself.  i think that’s still the case, btw.  i’m quietly confident that the real “end times” will differ from our expectations by at least as much as jesus’ first coming.

what he did say was this: “you are blessed if you can take me and not get offended”.  i’m sure that was aimed at us, just as much as john’s disciples.