Are You the One?

Matthew 11:2-11
Ted was getting nervous. He was given strict orders to pick up the client at the airport and get him to the meeting downtown by 3:00pm. No excuses.
He checked his watch for the umpteenth time. It was 2:35 pm. Even if he left right now, he wasn’t going to make it back to the office by 3:00 pm.
As the doors opened, passengers came off the plane. Ted held up his sign. He hoped this would work because he had no idea what the client looked like. All he had was a name: Mr. Thomas Smith. As Ted scanned the many faces rushing past him, one man stopped in front of him and put down his bag. Their eyes met. Nervously Ted asked, “Are you Mr. Thomas Smith?” “Yes, I am” the man answered. Ted breathed a sigh of relief. “I was sent to pick you up, sir. Right this way, I have a car waiting.”
I can empathize with Ted. It would be incredibly nerve-racking to wait for someone and have no idea who they are or what they look like. I’m sure John the Baptist would agree. He had been sent by God to prepare people for the coming Christ. He predicted dire consequences for those who were not. And then came Jesus. He was the One! But then, John began to doubt. Jesus wasn’t doing what he expected him to do. He wasn’t bringing great condemnation. He was healing the sick and preaching the gospel. So, John sent two of his own disciples to ask Jesus, “Are you the one?”
Have you ever wanted to ask Jesus that same question? All your life you have known Jesus to be the Savior of the world. But in a moment of pure honesty, there have been times when you’ve had your doubts. Maybe your life hasn’t gone exactly the way you wanted it to. Maybe your prayers have gone unanswered. As a result, you’ve harbored questions and maybe even a little bit of doubt. You want to ask Jesus, “Are you the one?”
Jesus answered John’s question by pointing him back to the pages of Scripture. He quoted from Isaiah 35:5,6. Jesus was doing exactly what the Scriptures said he would do. He gave sight to the blind, caused the lame to walk, and the deaf to hear. Jesus’ answer was YES. He is the One.
When you find yourself with questions or doubts as to whether Jesus knows who you are or what’s going on in your life, do what John the Baptist did. Go to Jesus and ask. And then, turn to the pages of Scripture to find his answers. Yes. He knows who you are and what you’re going through. He’s promised to hear your prayers. He’s promised to never leave you or forsake you. He’s promised you a home in heaven. Once you know that, doubts and fear begin to fade away. By the grace of God and the power of the Holy Spirit, there is no more doubt. Jesus is the One.