Isaiah 35: 1-6. 10
Isaiah strengthens the people by foretelling the coming of the Lord.  His coming will put an end to sadness and bring eternal joy.

James 5: 7-10
James recognises the restlessness of the community and encourages the practice of patience.

Matthew 11: 2-11
Jesus tells the disciples of John the Baptist to return to him and tell the Baptist of the wonders they have seen the Lord do.