Posts Tagged ‘A voice in the wilderness’

Luke 3:1-6 From The Wilderness

We all have mountains and valleys. It's what we do with them that counts.

We all have mountains and valleys. It’s what we do with them that counts.

We meet John, Zechariah’s son, all grown up today. John, the cousin of Jesus. This is the same John that leapt in his mother’s womb at Mary’s greeting. The same John who was prophesied would be filled with the Holy Spirit before his birth. The John that brought speech again to his father once he was named.

Luke started off his story of John the Baptist by fixing him in the timeline very clearly and specifically. He wanted us to know exactly when John emerged on the scene. I find it interesting that he didn’t fix any of the other events concerned with John so accurately. Read more »