Even Better

Dear John the Baptists,

In Luke 3, John the Baptist introduces Jesus the Christ, to the world. I thought Ed McMahon’s, "heeeeeeeeeeeere’s Johnny" was good back in the day when he introduced Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show, but this is even better.

John gives a short preview of what Jesus does—transforms the world in the name of the reign of God. Jesus arrives to rock our world, to bring dramatic, personal, and cosmic change. John says, to meet Jesus is to meet one who leaves nothing, and no one is the same as before.

This Advent, let us pray, that all our expectations of who Jesus is might be overturned once more.

Pray for me, my friends and family (and all who mourn anyone, anywhere) who are in Iowa this week present as Mother Beverly is laid to rest. Come Lord Jesus keep the promise to overturn death one more time. Let us pray for a world of fear from terrorists and other foes. Lord speak to us, letting “fear not” overturn our fears one more time.

See Luke 3 for further reflection.

Still in one peace,
Pastor David J. Jensen


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