What must it have been like?
You've been following him for the
better part of three years. You've seen amazing things that no one else
would believe in. You've watched him confound his opponents and open
your mind to new ways of seeing that you couldn't have imagined on your
own. At first it came as a thought, too far beyond the pale to do more
than chuckle over. But then it was persistent, and at last you came to
formulate it, at least as a question: could this be the Messiah? He was
different, certainly, than what you had expected. But his teachings were
so different, and yet so self-evidently true, and the works of power
that you had seen with your own eyes! Whoever he was, he was no ordinary
man. And so you began to dare to hope.