Commentary on the Gospel of
And the one God brought forth a savior for his people. John the Baptist recognized Jesus first. He sent to ask if Jesus was the one savior, or if they were to continue to wait. That very day Jesus had cured many people of illness and had freed people from evil spirits. Jesus told John’s men to recount the deeds that Jesus had done. He cured the blind and deaf and crippled. He cured lepers. He raised people who were dead. They were dead, and at his touch they were alive again. John, hearing this report, could not but think that Jesus is the one savior sent by the one God. And those who acknowledge him will be blessed.
And here in Advent we are waiting, but like John we know we have found the answer. We say, “Only in the Lord are just deeds and power.” We know that Jesus is the one to come and we do not have to look for another. And we are blessed in that knowledge.