Advent Moments Dec. 15 Bridge Over Troubled Waters
John the Baptist was a man crying in the wilderness, “Make straight the coming of the Lord”. He called for repentance.
He baptized; saying, ” “I baptize you with water, but after me One mightier than I is coming, the latchet of Whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose;”
As John met Jesus at the River Jordan, the Holy Spirit descended upon Jesus and a voice called from heaven, “This is my beloved Son in Whom I am well pleased.”
Jesus, in His coming, would be the Way, the Truth, and the Life. He would be the “Bridge over Troubled Waters” for those who looked to Him as Savior and Lord.
How many of us have needed this Savior, this Messiah to gently take us by the hand and lead us over those waters of life? At this Advent, we remember John the Baptist who was not fearful to speak out; who knew his mission in life was to go before the One to Come. He had a message: God was sending His Son to save mankind.
John’s life was one of obedience. A life that was finally cut short by those who would have his head severed from his body. Yet, even in this…God has made his voice heard throughout the centuries and throughout the world. ” …One will come after me…”
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