In the days of isolation by the corona-measures, we should think of the many people who trusted God, but ware imprisoned for bringing His messages over. We also should remember John the Baptist. Have we our ears and eyes open to see and to believe the sent one from God?
Let us imagine ourselves in John’s environment and wonder what we would do in his place.
When John the Baptist sent to Jesus, asking:
” Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another ? “(Matt. xi. 3),
not a word of complaint fell from the lips of Jesus at any want of faith on the part of John, and it is not, therefore, for any of his brethren to mention such.
Rather let us think of poor John languishing in prison at a wicked woman’s request, and we shall sympathise with his desire for assurance, and comfort, and hope; all of which are found in the answer Jesus sent back (Matt. xi. 4-6).
Let us imagine ourselves in John’s environment, and see if we would have done differently. The one who thinks he would have acted otherwise would be suitable company for the one who is sure he wouldn’t have done what Adam did!