Born six months before his cousin, he seemed to come out of nowhere and yet had been everywhere. In fact he was all over the region for his time was now because soon, the one to come after him would be on the scene and his fifteen minutes of fame would be over. By all accounts his calling was worth the fifteen minutes and somebody had to do it. Somebody had to get this thing started. Salvation was at stake! There are times when the kind of passion in John the Baptist needs to be in us. If we choose to be silent when a voice needs to cry out, it doesn’t mean that God’s purpose wont manifest. It does mean that it might not manifest through us, an opportunity lost. Where is your wilderness? What’s really at stake in your life today? Remember the physical eventually passes away, but a spiritual legacy remains forever. So go ahead and speak out, for in Christ, even the smallest of voices plants a gospel seed.
Esther 4:4-17 “Do not think that in the king’s palace you will escape any more than all the other Jews. For if you keep silence at such a time as this, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another quarter, but you and your father’s family will perish. Who knows? Perhaps you have come to royal dignity for just such a time as this.”
Luke 3:1-14 Do not begin to say to yourselves, “We have Abraham as our ancestor”; for I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children to Abraham.