Friday, May 14, 2010

Doubts of the Christ

Matthew 11:2-6
And when John had heard in prison about the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples and said to Him, "Are You the Coming One, or do we look for another?"
Jesus answered and said to them, "Go and tell John the things which you hear and see: The blind see and the lame walk; the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear; the dead are raised up and the poor have the gospel preached to them. And blessed is he who is not offended because of Me."

When we approach death, or the end of our lives, we might start to question the things we put so much trust in. This is what John was doing here. John the Baptist, the man who prepared the way for Jesus, His cousin, who baptized Him. This is the man who had doubts about Jesus being the Messiah.

But Jesus made the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers cleansed and the deaf hear. He rose up the dead and He told the poor people about God and His goodness. He is the Messiah. He fulfilled every prophesy about Himself, which were all made before His birth.

This Man died on the cross for our sins. He was blameless, but He took on our blame, so that we don't have to go to Hell. God doesn't send people to Hell; we send ourselves. But if we ask Him to, He will save us.

How do you ask Him? With this prayer:

"Father God, I know that I am a sinner, worthy of being cast forever from Your prescience, but I also know that Jesus died for me, so that I may live forever with You. I pray that You will forgive me for my sins, in His name, and come into my life, because I need You, God. In Jesus' Name I pray, Amen."

Everyone has doubts at some point; that God loves them, that He exists, and He's watching over them, that He even cares what they do. It's fine to have doubts. Even John the Baptist had doubts. But don't let these doubts make it so you don't say that prayer: you don't have to understand everything. Just know this for now: God loves you, more than you could ever imagine. He exists; we know that for the same reason we know wind exists: we can feel it's push or pull, and see it's effects, but we can't see the wind itself. He watches over us to protect us, like a loving Father would. He cares what you do; He wants you to make the best choices for your future happiness.

In His Service,

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