John’s disciples came to Jesus with a troubling question from their master.
“Are you the one who is to come, or should we look for another?” (Matthew 11:3 NET). The answer Jesus gave them was an almost verbatim quote of Isaiah 35:5-6. The interesting thing about the answer is that it had a spiritual and a physical meaning.
Certainly Jesus healed the blind, the lame, the deaf, and raised the dead. But, he did more than that. He healed people spiritually. He gave the spiritually blind true sight. He gave the spiritually lame support on truly strong legs. He gave hearing to those who had been lost in sin. And he raised the spiritually dead to life in him.
Could anything be more indicative of the prophesied Savior?