Even the Great Prophet and the Forerunner to the Messiah had his doubts! John the Baptism was taken by surprise that the one he had pointed out as the Christ was presenting himself, by all appearances as weak. Jesus had been run out of his hometown synagogue and most of the religious leaders and teachers in Israel were saying that Jesus was a law-breaker, especially of the Sabbath Commandment. So this morning we consider how John was offered comfort that indeed Jesus was the Christ, and how we also may take comfort in the Apostle Paul's words that "the weakness of God is stronger than man." In fact it is by this so-called weakness that we are rescued from sin, death, and the devil.