Father God, nothing you do is by accident or unprepared. I thank you for this man, John the Baptizer, who cried out in the wilderness to ready the hearts and minds for the coming Messiah. His voice, still heard through the ages, was bold and loud. May I be even a small voice for your gospel truth. May Jesus shine from my eyes. May others see the effect He has on my every day. Let my life point that straight path to Christ. I ask in His name above all names, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.

“There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness, to bear witness about the light, that all might believe through him. He was not the light, but came to bear witness about the light.” (John 1:6-8 ESV)