Hu's On First? (John 7:40-43)

Even if you were not born in the greatest generation, many have heard this famous comic routine by Abbott and Costello. But for those who would like a refresher, here it is again!

I love this updated take with this baseball photo. Hu really is on first base!

Mistaken identity. Happens all the time. Even our Lord Jesus Christ experienced this.

Therefore many from the crowd, when they heard this saying, said, “ Truly this is the Prophet.” Others said, “This is the Christ.” But some said, “Will the Christ come out of Galilee? Has not the Scripture said that the Christ comes from the seed of David and from the town of Bethlehem, where David was?” So there was a division among the people because of Him.
John 7:40-43

Isn’t it ironic that the crowd correctly identified the criteria by which Christ would appear, but they still did not realize that Jesus was the Christ. Just like the skit by Abbott and Costello! Who really was on first. Jesus really was the Christ!

Do we really know who Jesus Christ is? We call Him Lord and Savior but do we truly acknowledge Him in this manner? He is God Incarnate! And when we identify Him as Lord and Savior, there is no mistaking His identity for anyone else.

Who is on first? Jesus comes first!

Aloha blessings!

Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.