Yesterday, I wrote about Zechariah and how God brought good from his unbelief when his new son, John, was baptized.
Because of all the miracles surrounding John’s birth and baptism, the people wandered about John. “What then will this child be?” John the Baptist lived in the desert until he appeared publicly to Israel. His dress and diet were typical of a poor desert dweller. His fiery words wouldn’t score him any popularity points. John was not rich in the things of this earth, but he was “strong in SPIRIT” (Luke 1:80).
John the Baptist was no earthly good, yet God used John… MIGHTILY to prepare the people for repentance and faith in Jesus.
This is so typical of God’s Kingdom. The economy is different. Money, power and fame don’t get you very far in God’s Kingdom. His currency is humility, compassion and obedience. Whenever I think about the “upside-down-ness” of God’s Kingdom, I think about Anne…
Anne’s brain injury has stripped her of all earthly good. But she is STRONG… in Spirit! I take great comfort in this truth. It makes me wonder, “What then will this child be?” I don’t expect her to be the next John the Baptist! But I do hope that God has big plans for my simple little girl :-)