In steadfast faith I love my God
Though prayers sometimes hang in midair
As I remain imprisoned here
And feel as though He does not care.
So many others rise to fame
While wealth and power still do reign
Yes, eating with the poor is nice
We’re occupied, there is no gain.
I baptized You and called You Lamb
Did I not read the signals right
Oh, Jesus, tell me, did I fail
Where is Your army, strength and might?
Or is there something I don’t see
Authority and mastery
Is grace and mercy what I’ve missed
Is love the greatest mystery?
My Lord, please tell Your cousin truth
I knew You ‘fore we both were born
Please let me know You once again
To You my faith will be foresworn.
John, meanwhile, was still in prison. But stories about the Anointed One’s teachings and healing reached him.
Quite frankly, John is perplexed. He has been awaiting the Anointed, but he believes that person will be a great political ruler, a king, or a military hero. Jesus seems to be all about healing people and insisting that the poor and the meek are blessed.
So John sent his followers to question Jesus.
“Are You the One we have been expecting as Savior for so long? Are You the One Scripture promised would come? Or should we expect someone else?”
“Go back and tell John the things you have heard and the things you have seen. Tell him you have seen the blind receive sight, the lame walk, the lepers cured, the deaf hear, the dead raised, and the good news preached to the poor.
“Tell him, blessed is he who does not take offense because I did not meet his expectations of what the Messiah would be.” (Matthew 11:2-6, The Voice)
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