Day 284

Today’s Reading – Matthew 9 and Luke 7

When they reached Jesus, they said, “John the Baptist sent us to you. He asks, ‘Are you the one who is coming, or should we look for someone else?’”  Luke 7:20 CEB

Too many good people have lost their faith because they suffered through moments of doubt.

Don’t let anyone tell you can’t have faith and doubt at the same time.

John the Baptist is the one who declared that Jesus was the Lamb of God!

John baptized Jesus.

John was there when God spoke.

And yet, today John is in a jail cell and has doubts.

Jesus doesn’t send word to John to “stop doubting!”

Jesus sends word that all you have waited for has come.

Jesus reminds John of all that he has witnessed and all that is being done.

Doubt comes when we lose sight of God.

We need to remember.

Our memory keeps God within our line of sight.

When doubt comes . . . Open your eyes and see all that God has been, is, and promises to be.


I am a United Methodist Pastor and have the privilege of serving as the Senior Pastor for the church of my childhood. I preach in a place I once was an acolyte. I love to preach, but more importantly I love to teach. I firmly believe that Faith Matters and should affect how we live. This blog is a place where I come to share the randomness that is life and faith ... and the intersection of the two.

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