Re:Verse reading–Luke 3:1-20 (day seven)
Now while the people were in a state of expectation and all were wondering in their hearts about John, as to whether he was the Christ (Luke 3:15)
John the Baptist’s ministry was filled with a unique authority. He called people a brood of vipers, he told people they were about to be thrown into an unquenchable fire, and he told people, even the politicians, what to do. He spoke boldly, and people just kept coming, uninvited, they surrounded him pleading for baptism.
John the Baptist’s work was so uniquely holy and powerful that people even started to wonder if he was God. He was so close to God that people were confused where John the Baptist ended and where God began.
I wonder what that kind of faith and calling would look like today. Is it possible for us to draw near enough to God by Jesus Christ and through the Holy Spirit that God unequivocally shines through us? And just as importantly, can our church be such a place that San Antonians catch a glimpse of heaven every time they walk into our doors? I pray that many will be confused, not knowing where we end and God begins.