from Luke 3:7-18
There is something about Advent that begs the question, “why?”
“Why would God send His Son to this earth?” More specifically, perhaps, “what is it in my life that I am incapable of taking care of on my own?”
In our Advent passage this morning we find John the Baptist in the wilderness, in light of the Christ Who has arrived and is about to begin His ministry, calling people to repent…to turn from what they thought gave them worth, and turn to a new understanding of who they are and what life is meant to look like.
And in this we catch a glimpse that the Gospel might just be about more than the individual…that maybe it is about those around us too.
w/ Vern Collins