(2-6) Even though John the Baptist heard about the many miraculous deeds that Jesus was performing, he may have doubted that He was actually the Messiah because of what had become of him. After preparing the way for Jesus, declaring Him the ‘Lamb of God’, and even baptizing Him, John the Baptist was now sitting in prison. John the Baptist might have wondered what would become of him. He might have wondered why Jesus didn’t work a miracle and free him from prison. After all, he had not done anything wrong. While John the Baptist may have wondered if he should look for another, I am sure he never lost faith. He understood that he had to decrease while Christ increased.
(25-30) It is Christ’s desire for all people to come to Him. Whatever problem we have, He has the solution for it. Whatever mountain we’re facing, He can move it. Whatever storm we’re struggling through, He can calm it. Whatever burdens we’re carrying, He can ease them. “Come, and lay your burdens down,” is Christ’s invitation. “Come to Me, and I will give you rest.”
Favorite verse: (28) Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.