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December 16, 2017

DECEMBER 16

Sending

"As it is written in the prophet Isaiah,

'See, I am sending my messenger

ahead of you,

Who will prepare your way ...' "

Mark 1: 2

Reflecting on the text

Who are God's messengers today?  What are God's messages today?

Why are the prophets so important to the story of Jesus Christ?

          

Who has prepared your way, going ahead to make a path?

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If there were ever a time that needed a "God's messenger" like John the Baptist, it is now. The Bible is full of warnings from the Prophets about the dangers of tribal politics. My favorite is Amos. He makes one trip to warn the Israelites, is admonished, and then returns home.

While I struggle to see God's messengers today, I do sincerely believe that one is coming. We see an explosion of writers...

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