Challenge: read Luke chapter 3
The third chapter of Luke is like deep sea tides. It is deep, and it is moving with sweeping and powerful lows, as well as high and amazing crests. To me, the low would be that John the Baptist is calling people to repentance, very AWARE of their sins, and he is literally imprisoned for his uncompromising morals even towards Herod the ruler.
But this advent season, let us not forget the wonderful amazing NEWS that he was spreading. It was not new, but the people needed to be reminded.
Luke 3:16, 17, 22
16 John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire:
17 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and will gather the wheat into his garner; but the chaff he will burn with fire unquenchable.
22 And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.
In Jesus we received our Savior, the Holy Spirit, and so much more. Let’s remember He is the reason for the season, even if the date is wrong …. Christ Jesus deserves our honor and gratitude all year round! May we rejoice in Christ and shine His light and love on the needy world!
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