John the Baptist has a short, meaty message for our NEW Year.
By all outward appearances, John’s life was a short-lived failure.
He likely buried his parents while still a child.
His living conditions were dismal, at best.
Imprisoned and criminalized, he was beheaded on the whim of an evil woman.
John was faithful, fully committed to a rugged obedience.
He was a man on a mission.
Listen. Listen to the words his mother spoke to her cousin, Mary.
Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear! … As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy.Luke 1:42, 44
John’s journey began with joy.
Do you want your NEW Year to be marked by faithfulness and obedience?
Let it begin with joy.
3 thoughts on ““New” Is a Glorious Word!”
I seek joy! I have two grandchildren now. I feel I need to let my grief for mama go and start fresh.
Thank you to Brenda and crew! Thank you so much for your encouragement throughout the weeks!
Amen. May it be so. Joy is a choice, and I choose joy.