Mark 1; Luke 3; Matthew 3 Fast Forward
Once John the Baptist opened the hearts of men, people revealed the depths of their longing for the Messiah and His power. God does not disappoint, and Jesus comes onto the scene, proving he is the long-awaited Messiah. John was the voice; Jesus, the messenger prophesied long ago by Isaiah and Malachi. But, before Jesus could begin his ministry, he came to be baptized as a picture of what believing men/women are to do once they accept God’s eternal plan for their lives.
Jesus then began choosing and forming his disciples that would one day turn the world upside down with the message that the kingdom is not only to be looked forward to, but it is here presently. John prepared the way, and Jesus demonstrated His compassionate heart to the hurting.
Are you still an onlooker wondering what this is all about, or are you a seeker of the Messiah? God has prepared the way, Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Come unto Me, he said, will you do that today?