JOHN, THE BAPTIZER

He must have been quite a sight; this long awaited son of Zechariah and Elizabeth. For years they had prayed for a child, but their prayers went unanswered. Yet when the time was right, God did answer them and gave them a son. During Elizabeth’s entire pregnancy, Zechariah was speechless. When the promised son, John, was born his voice returned. Imagine all the words he had stored up for that occasion.

Now a grown man, John stood in the wilderness clothed in animal skins; his hair matted from sweat and sand; his skin like leather from exposure to the elements. His diet consisted of locusts and wild honey. Hardly normal fare for the forerunner of the Son of God. This strange looking fellow was chosen by God to prepare the way for the mighty Savior of the world. God is like that. He often uses the most unlikely to fulfill His plans for us. Of course nothing about the coming Messiah was the way you would expect it to be. The whole event was mapped out in the Old Testament including the one who would be the voice in the wilderness.

John the Baptist’s birth was announced to his mother by the angel Gabriel, just as Jesus’ birth would be announced to Mary. John would have a special mission in his short life and that was to bring people to their knees to ask for forgiveness and realize their wretched condition. Without the realization that we are sinners, we would have no need for our Savior.

Help me, Lord to come to you with a heart full of sorrow over the sins I have committed. Help me to realize how much I need your forgiveness and then help me to be confident that you have absolved me through your precious blood. Amen!

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As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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5 Responses to JOHN, THE BAPTIZER

  1. K.L. Hale says:

    This is beautiful, Kathy. I’m so happy to see you my friend. I’m sorry I haven’t emailed. I was worried and am happy to see you here. I’ve watched The Chosen. And “seeing”the relationship between John and Jesus is beautiful. I’m so thankful for the Savior we serve. Love, prayers, and hugs my friend. Karla ❤️🤗🙏🏻

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  2. Amen! Scripture relates to the life and mission of John. His voice in the wilderness prepares our own hearts to receive God’s Savior.

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