come to the waters

Thursday January 15th, Mark 1: 4And so John came, baptizing in the desert region and preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. 5The whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem went out to him. Confessing their sins, they were baptized by him in the Jordan River.  John offered those who had come so far away from the temple the hope of turning their life around.  He offered them the hope of finding in that flowing stream a connection to that vast flowing life in God.  For many, life was filled with lots of questions and very few answers.  When they came to John they did not find answers either, what they found was a journey.  What they found was not someone to fix their problems, but someone to help them face their problems.  What they found was someone who could show them where the road was and remind them that they do not travel it alone.  Sometimes in facing our problems we can find answers.  Sometimes all we find is an awareness of the journey ahead of us.  We sometimes find, if our hearts are open, that we do not journey alone.  John called the people to repent; Jesus calls them to receive forgiveness and life eternal.  What questions will you face today? What journey is Jesus calling you to?  Will you jump in the water or stand on the banks and watch?  Jesus calls you to come to the waters and live!


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