And as the people were in expectation, and all men mused in their hearts of John, whether he were the Christ, or not; John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire. -Luke 3:15, 16 (KJV)
One of our tasks as followers of Christ is to point people to Jesus. We are called to minister to them and lead them to the truth. I often have conversations with people and the kinds of questions that I hear are as follows: why are we here? What is the meaning of it all? Where do I fit in the grand scheme of the universe? What is the purpose of my life? How did we all get here? How will I make it through the problems I am facing? How can I find happiness, peace, and joy? What is the true way to find God? The answer to all those questions can be answered in Jesus Christ. He is the answer to life’s toughest, hardest, and deepest questions.
Look to Jesus Christ and you will find what you are searching for. Verse fifteen says that the people were in expectation, and all men mused in their hearts of John, whether he were the Christ or not. Look at these words: expectations and musings. There is a lot of that going on today just as it was at the time of the Lord’s appearing. People had an expectation that there was something more to life and they were musing in their hearts and they were contemplating what the true way might be. Jesus Christ is that true way which people are searching for.
Will we come along those who are seeking and show them the way? That is what we have been called by the Lord to do. Will we take up the challenge and do as the Lord has called us to do? Let’s not turn them away, but let’s tell them and show them that Jesus Christ is the way. We minister to the seeking with love, grace, and compassion. We can’t minister to them if we are too busy disliking them or judging them. We minister to the seeking the way the Lord ministered to them – with love, grace, mercy, and compassion.
There are people all around us who are searching for the truth. Let's be sure to show them the truth - Jesus Christ, the Son of God and the hope of the world.