Luke 3:1-20 · John the Baptist Prepares the Way
Wilderness Work
Luke 3:1-6
by Susan R. Andrews

It was one of the most embarrassing moments of my life. I was sixteen, and it was my first game as the captain of the varsity cheerleading squad. Much to the dismay of the popular girls in the school, my loud voice had won me this hotly contested honor. The squad had been practicing all summer and we had our routines almost perfected. That early September night we were very excited and more than a bit nervous. The band picked up, the energy of the crowd erupted, and immediately the ball began to move rapidly down the field. With a shiver of anticipation, I cued the rest of the girls, and we started our cheer. Touchdown, touchdown — we want a touchdown! Voices screaming, arms pumping, legs jumping — it was exhilarating! Except that something was wrong. Our crowd was not responding but the o…

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