Thursday 14th of December

“A greater than John the Baptist has never been seen.”

Matthew 11:11-15

John the Baptist is the greatest prophet from the Old Testament. He prepared the way for Jesus’ coming, the one promised by God to redeem his people and give up his own life for their salvation. With Jesus, there was an end to the old covenant, and establishment of a new covenant through his death and resurrection.

John the Baptist died before the establishment of the new covenant, but we are born into it. Do we take for granted this great gift, of Jesus dying for us, so that we may live and share in his kingdom? He loves us very much. Even the least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than John. Today, we can thank Jesus for all he has done and pray for a greater understanding and gratitude for his work in our lives, as we continue to prepare our hearts for his coming.

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