Thursday, December 11, 2008

Voice in the Wilderness

Thursday 11th 2008

Because it was towards John that all the prophecies of the prophets and of the Law were leading; and he, if you will believe me, is the Elijah who was to return.
Matthew 11:15

John, languishing in prison, has heard of Jesus' miracles and has sent his disciples to ask Jesus, "Are you the one?" In response, Jesus exults John saying he is the greatest ever born of a woman. Jesus points to John who in turn points back to Jesus.

If Jesus commends John so highly I should note John's message, which is... Turn from sin, turn to God and prepare the way for His return. Isn't this the Advent message? Isn't this a calling for me, today...

Holy Spirit, help me embrace the spirit of Advent today by turning from all sin, turning to God and preparing the way for His return.

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