Every Jew was awaiting the Messiah.His appearance had been dreamt of for centuries. John’s role would be to make the people ready for Jesus. By causing them to reflect on their living and relationship with God and encouraging repentance and peace.
Shopping, gifts, cards, food, decorations how do we get ready for Christmas?
Do we take time to reflect, to consider the state of our relationship with God and each other or do we just add Jesus to end of the to do list and leave all thought of him to 25th December if we have time?
Today’s Advent thought is from Emma