The One to Come
If you were here last night then you heard about the ugly gift overlooked in the corner. Isaiah wrote about the servant of God who would be exalted that looked so different from expectation that people did not recognize him at the time. John the Baptist, the sender of this message, comes from the same perspective as he sends his own disciples to Jesus to ask, “are you the one who is to come, or shall we look to another?” While it might seem an odd question at first glance, I think it hits the nail on the head in terms of where many people are today. Is Jesus the answer?
The short answer to that is “yes! Jesus is the answer!” But for that answer to make sense, we have to consider the evidence and know the right question.