Rest is dancing with fire!
In the past 2 weeks we read about Jesus healing the centurion’s slave and raising the widow’s son. Now John the Baptist’s disciples come to ask, “Who is Jesus?” Jesus tells them to look at the evidence of his ministry and the content of what is being preached. He points to those who have rejected him saying, “You did not dance when I played the flute or cry when I sang a funeral song”. The evidence and proof that Jesus is from God is right before the people and the Jewish leaders if they want to see it. Jesus invites John’s disciples - and us - to consider the evidence and then to follow Christ, or walk away.
Questions to Ponder:
- Who do you believe? Why? Who do you not believe? Why?
- If you would have seen the young man raised from the dead would you have followed Jesus? What would make you turn away from Jesus?
- What did John the Baptists disciples tell him when they returned? What do we tell each other about our faith? What parts do we leave out?