THE UNEXPECTED ANSWER
The messiah that Jesus proved to be was not what the Jewish people were waiting for. And as John sat in his prison cell he was waiting for Jesus to make his move and free the Hebrews from the boundage of Rome. But nothing was happening. Maybe John had got it wrong. He sent a messenger to Jesus to get a definitive answer. Jesus sent back word to John that his role as a messiah was not to be an earthly conqueror but a teacher, a healer and a ruler of a different kind of kingdom. Perhaps here there is a lesson for us all when we receive in response to our prayers… an unexpected answer. This song may be sung for or with the congregation singing the refrain.