Luke 1: God’s Yardstick – John the Baptist
In All We Say and Do
Thursday, January 28, 2016
We continue to see God’s yardstick in the New Testament.
John the Baptist gives all that he has and all that he is to serve both the divine creator and Jesus, God among us. Today we consider how we might measure up to this yardstick.
He’ll be filled with the Holy Spirit from the moment he leaves his mother’s womb.
Might we allow the Spirit to fill us with God’s consolation and serenity?
He will turn many sons and daughters of Israel back to their God.
Might we allow our lives to live out God’s call to all of creation?
He will herald God’s arrival in the style and strength of Elijah, soften the hearts of parents to children, and kindle devout understanding among hardened skeptics.
Might we allow Christ to manifest himself through us in all we say and do?
He’ll get the people ready for God.
Might we believe that we, like John the Baptist, can bring a measure of love into the world?
To explore more of Luke 1, click on the Scripture link here or above.