the bits that have not happened

marmsky devotions pics January 2017 (30)


Luke 7:18-23

Luk 7: 18 John’s disciples reported all these things to him. So John called two of his disciples
Luk 7: 19 and sent them to Jesus to ask, “Are you the one who is to come, or should we be looking for another?”
Luk 7: 20 When the men came to Jesus, they said, “John the Baptist has sent us to you to ask, ‘Are you the one who is to come, or should we be looking for another?'”
Luk 7: 21 At that exact time Jesus had cured many people of diseases, sicknesses, and evil spirits, and granted sight to many who had been blind.
Luk 7:22 So he responded to them, “Go tell John what you have seen and heard: The blind are seeing, the lame are walking, lepers are being cleansed, the deaf are hearing, the dead are being raised, the poor have good news proclaimed to them.
Luk 7: 23 Blessed is anyone who takes no offence at me.”

the bits that have not happened

Jesus had not completed his mission yet. The Lamb had not yet been sacrificed; deliverance from sin had not yet been accomplished by his blood. John had confidently proclaimed that Jesus was God’s Lamb. But after a long time of waiting, he began to wonder if he had understood God’s plan.

Instead of criticising John for his lack of faith, Jesus drew his attention to to the evidence. People were being healed, delivered, set free, given their vision. God’s plan had not been sidetracked, and John had not misunderstood it. But our patience with his plan is part of the plan as well. It praises him when we wait patiently for the bits that have not happened yet.

LORD, we wait for your entire plan, and trust you in the mean time.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is a former Christian missionary and a candidate for pastoral ministry. You can contact him at -- !
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