The first reading today is from Isaiah 45. God reminds the people through the prophet that He (God) is the only God. “I am the Lord, and there is no other.” “There is no just and saving God but me.” As we well know, the people had a propensity to forget this. In our Gospel reading from Luke 7, John the Baptist sends a couple of his disciples to ask Jesus whether he (Jesus) is “the one who is to come.”
Jesus tells the two, “Go and tell John what you have seen and heard: the blind regain their sight, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, the poor have the good news proclaimed to them.” Notice that Jesus never answered them with a “yes” or a “no.” He simply told them to bear witness to the many miracles that they had seen and heard. Jesus’ actions spoke for themselves. From them they could draw their own conclusions.
I believe that Jesus wants us to do the same; draw our own conclusions as to who He is. Look around you. If you’re anything like me, you have witnessed one miracle after another throughout life. And I can assure you that I had nothing to do with any of them. They did not come from me. They all came from Jesus. Knowing that, how can I not tell of what I have seen and heard?
Father, we thank you for the many miracles in our lives each day. Give us the grace to bear witness to Jesus; to tell others what we have seen and heard. Amen.