"And as the people were in expectation, and all the men mused in their hearts of John, whether he were the Christ or not; John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire:" Luke 3:15, 16
IN JESUS TODAY!
Hmm! Yes, things that make you go hmm! Well this was one of those things that made the people ponder, that made them muse! They were questioning within themselves, even expecting that John was in fact the Christ that they so long waited for. Have you ever been watching and waiting for something for so long, that when anything happens, you say, "This is it!"? Well, your expecting for so long, but not knowing exactly when it will come, perhaps constantly staring down at your watch or at the clock on the wall, knowing that it's almost time? Have you ever felt that? Wow! The emotions that this waiting can cause us, from disappointment unto excitement, and back again to this let down! Oh, to have our expectations and hopes left unanswered. So John knowing this, quickly tells the people the truth, even before they could allow this whirlwind of emotions to begin to have power within themselves. They began expecting, but their expectations were not in the correct time or directed at the correct person. See here, true love considers another's heart before the big "let down" John tells them the truth and the truth redirects their expectations and renews their hopes rather than allowing the disappointment to become anger when hope doesn't come. John tells them, "He is Coming!" But I am not him! Hold on a little longer, not just yet my friend He is coming, but I am not him!
Maybe you are waiting for something special in your life, and you are wondering, pondering, and musing within, saying, "This is it!" Hold tight, your hopes and dreams will come, just let it happen! Don't jump ahead of Him!