Illuminate: Love

Mark 1:1-8

Have you ever felt that all the celebration surrounding Christmas doesn’t deeply satisfy?  It’s great and fun, but it comes and goes, and we’re looking for something that lasts. Mark’s gospel begins not with angels, wise men, and stables but rather John in the wilderness saying that the Messiah is coming and to get ready! People flocked out to him.  They’re not unlike ourselves.  They’re looking for God.  And they are asking, “How do we get ready? We’ve tried so much stuff.”  And John says, come before God honestly, confess, repent, and be baptized.

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