John the Baptist is now in prison awaiting word from his followers about whether Jesus is actually the one true messiah. As usual Jesus does not directly say he is the messiah, but he quotes back prophesies that describe what the messiah will do and states that he is doing those things.
Our book asks us to ponder on people who we know that are patiently awaiting some sort of word or sign in their lives about the love of God. Do you know of anyone to whom you can reach out this advent season to reaffirm the love of God to them? It seems to me that we all can use such words of encouragement most of the time so it probably would not be out of line to take that extra step into action and tell the people, perhaps moving a little closer to transforming the world!