Mark 1:1-8 · John the Baptist Prepares the Way
Blazing a Path to Christ
Mark 1:1-8
by Richard Gribble

"In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue." When we were children we were taught this little rhyme as a way to remember one of the most momentous events in modern history. Columbus was a trailblazer who dared to believe that it was possible to reach the East Indies by sailing west across a vast uncharted ocean. By its very nature the voyage was dangerous and the sailors who braved the challenge were filled with fear. People are instinctively afraid of what they do not know. Yet, even with the odds stacked against him, Columbus sailed with his flotilla of three ships. His eventual discovery of the New World blazed a path that many have followed. He was the first in a long and distinguished line of adventurers who made the Age of Discovery so critical to world history. Without Columbus it may…

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