Some people are longing so much for God to move that they miss the fact that He is with them right now.
“Then they brought him a demon-possessed man who was blind and mute, and Jesus healed him, so that he could both talk and see. All the people were astonished and said, ‘Could this be the Son of David?” (Matthew 12 v 22-23)
Here comes a bruised reed and a smouldering wick in this one man. This demonised, blind and mute man is weary, abused and misused. After his healing the people are astonished or as Luke says, ‘amazed’. But it is their question that catches my attention, ‘Could this be the Son of David?’
This generation had been waiting for the Messiah to come as a son of David, in the genealogical line of their King.
They knew the stories of their King. Even before being made appointed he had worked for King Saul playing the harp and casting the evil spirit out. Then when he was king taking Jerusalem and making it his city, the city of David, he faced the jaunts of the Jebusites, “You will not get in here; even the blind and the lame can ward you off.” (2 Samuel 5:6) Ironically here is Jesus, the Son of David, healing the demonised blind and mute man.
Could this be that? Is this in line with that? Is there a connection? Is Jesus who we are expecting?
Who is asking these questions? The scholars? The religious leaders? No, in fact their reaction is completely the opposite.
This is the question from everyday people. The ordinary. They don’t have pride and selfishness to battle through in order to get to the question. They are not too intelligent, too spiritual or too religious. They were simply people who longed for God to move again. They were looking for their Messiah. Could this be that? Could Jesus be the one?
Do you remember when God spoke to you through the Bible or maybe a prophetic word and you wrote it down and pinned it somewhere? Has what happened to your life a fulfilment of that? Could this be that?
Look at what is happening in your life now. Look around you and within. Look at what you have been thinking. Look at the decisions you are making. Could it be that this is God? Could it be that you haven’t stopped properly to think, acknowledge and then thank God that this is Him?
Could this be that? Could this be Him? Don’t be blinded or muted to what the religious will never see.