Mark doesn’t mess around. He doesn’t talk about Shepherds or Angels but goes straight to John proclaiming the gospel. After just a few verses he introduces Jesus as God’s son in whom God is pleased. For Mark it was important to get to Jesus because the whole thing was about him. He did not want anything to come between his readers and the Messiah.
There are so many distractions in our world that cause us to take our eyes of Jesus, this is a good reminder of who the main event really is.
What kind of refocusing on Jesus might you need to do today?
Today’s Lent Thought for the Day is from Norman