Notes from the Journey with the Disciples – 12

12. Make straight the way of the Lord (John 1:23).
The people want an explanation of John and his place in God’s revelation. John wants no part of their focus on him. Instead of claiming to be Isaiah or even Elijah (a prophetic tag he would be given by others), John insists that he is a desert voice with no greater mission than to prepare the way for the Coming One. No trait in the Baptist’s life is more celebrated than his humble acceptance of his role and his refusal to allow people to think he is more than he knows he is to be.

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