“John, the Baptizer came fasting, and you called him crazy. The Son of Man came feasting, and you called Him a lush. Opinion polls don’t count for much, do they? The proof of the pudding is in the eating.”(John 7: 33-35, MSG)
Mama’s biscuits have never been pretty. They are often lumpy. They sometimes crumble, and at times are lopsided. But, man, do they taste good! You can not tell the true essence of something without first experiencing it. While mama’s biscuits would never be pictured in Food Magazine, there were never any leftovers! Why? Because they were great tasting biscuits. I especially loved them with Apple Butter; Yum, Yum!
The disciples of John the Baptizer came to see if Jesus was the promised Massiah. John had sent them. After posing the question to Jesus, He doesn’t immediately respond – in fact, He continues the healing and deliverance service for some three hours. He then responds by saying in effect, “The proof of the pudding is in the eating.”
What was Jesus saying? I believe He was saying three things that were relevant in John’s day and are still relevant in our day. First, our idea of what Massiah is maybe faulty. Second, the observation of Massiah is not enough; one must experience Massiah. Finally, don’t be misled by outward appearances – check the ingredients!
The bottom line? Be real, which is something that is the result of experiencing Jesus Christ personally! You will never know how good Mams’s biscuits are unless you taste them, especially with Apple Butter! AND YOU WILL NEVER KNOW REAL LIFE WITHOUT EXPERIENCING JESUS CHRIST PERSONALLY!