John’s response is powerful and thoughtful. Perhaps, though, there is an equally powerful lesson hidden within his initial response
What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.
Jesus desires our spiritual success so much that he gave his life for us. He is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him.
While our troubles can “feel” eternal, God has actually “seen” eternity. He knows the end from the beginning, and has declared that all things are working for good in that eternal timeframe.
When we take on God’s name, we need always to conduct ourselves so He looks good.
As God is the one who sustains my life, every minute belongs to Him.
“We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed;
we are perplexed, but not in despair;
persecuted but not forsaken;
cast down, but not destroyed.”
Tell him what’s happening and then keep your eyes and your heart open, waiting to see how he’ll sustain you.
If we had in our possession the known components of a vaccine for this virus, would we not be shouting it from the rooftops?
Three powerful lessons from Jesus’ first sign.