John the baptist was in prison, and probably knew that he was going to die. He had preached the news of Jesus, that he would come to set things right, The New King. This same Jesus didn’t seem to have an army. Instead He hung out with the poor, the lepers, and other publicans. Having doubts he sent his disciples to get some answers. When asked about it Jesus gave simple instructions, ” Go and tell him what you have seen.” We must all keep in mind that often times we won’t receive what we expect. However what we do get is a hundredfold better than what we need. Jesus came into the world at the will of the Father. His very life was an act of LOVE, and a benefit for all mankind. The death and resurrection of Christ was necessary for forgiveness. Had judgement been rendered with the first coming, all mankind would have been lost. “for all have sinned”, so who could have been saved. Jesus died so that we might live. The power of His Holy blood, and it alone gives us the chance at redemption. It was not the power and might, that John the baptist sought, but the humility, in the selfless act of sacrifice. This was the unexpected gift of LOVE, that was, and is the most powerful gift of all. “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” (John 15:13) As we attend service, Spend time with our families, or otherwise celebrate this Easter… I urge you to reflect on what a great and personal gift was given us by Jesus Christ, with this life changing event.