Re:Verse passage – Mark 1:1-8 (day five)
And so John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. – Mark 1:4
Did you notice the moon last night? Big. Beautiful. Full. What about back in April? There was a supermoon on April 6. It was a little brighter and a little bigger because it was closer than normal to the earth. One thing we can say about the moon is that, “it glorifies the sun”. Think about it… The moon gets it light from the sun. The moon is dependent on the sun to be seen or noticed the best. The moon declares the power of the sun. What we can see and observe (especially with the naked eye) can only be done so because of the sun. When we see the moon it is because the sun is shining on it.
John the Baptist was glorifying God. He was proclaiming God’s power and His promises. He was declaring the truth about God. His ministry was effective and meaningful because God was shining on him (anointing). He was speaking God’s words and pointing people to Jesus.
We have the same opportunity- speaking God’s words, talking about Who He is and What He’s done for us, and pointing people to Jesus. Let’s glorify God today!!