When John the Baptist was in prison, he sent two of his disciples to Jesus to ask a question, “Are You the Coming One, or do we look for another?” (Matt. 11:3 NKJV). It seems a strange question coming from the prophet who saw the Spirit descending like a dove on Jesus and hearing the voice of the Father declaring from Heaven, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased” (Matt. 3:17 NKJV).
We all have had moments of strength and of weakness. Jesus did not seem to be too concerned by his kindred’s question. I was just intrigued by the question. How many people in our secularized culture has the same question. Jesus told the two disciples of John to go back and tell him of the miracles they had witnessed such as, “The blind see and the lame walk; the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear; the dead are raised up and the poor have the gospel preached to them” (Matt. 11:5 NKJV).
So, if someone came to us with an honest question such as, “Is Jesus Christ the true Messiah, the Son of God?” What would be our response? Would they be convinced by what they saw in our churches, in our families, and in our lives? Something to think about!!
Well, the month of March did not turn out as we expected. “A man’s heart plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps” (Proverbs 16:9 NKJV). Bro. Butch Suddath and I were packed and ready to go on our mission trip, leaving on March 14th. The week before, I had a scheduled heart stress test that I expected to be routine and nothing. The cardiologist called me with the results of an abnormal test result; I could possibly have a blockage and needed a heart catheterization. We had to cancel the trip.
On March 16th instead of landing in a foreign airport, I was in a heart cath lab. I had the heart cath. Good news, my heart arteries had no blockages and my mild plaque level was the same as a year ago. We were disappointed in missing the trip but so many people have told me, “God had some reason for you not going on this trip.” We just must trust God even in the unknown.
Book Update: (Journey of the Messiah: The Awakening) We will officially launch the book on Sunday afternoon, April 16, 2023 from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm with a book signing at New Life Christian Center located at 145 Waterline Road, Boaz, AL 35956 (in Sardis City just off Hwy 431 near mile-marker 278.) I hope to see you. We have a few more book signings scheduled.
CrossWalk 2023 will be on Good Friday, April 7th. CrossBearers will begin carrying the cross at 6:45 AM in Gadsden, Alabama and end at approximately 6:00 pm in Guntersville, Alabama. The journey of the cross will be north on U. S. Highway 431. A schedule is shown below.
We appreciate your prayers and financial support of our work in many places on the earth.
Rejoicing in the salvation which is by grace through faith, I am…
Yours on the Journey,
Harry L. Whitt