Witness? Testify? It all sounds very courtroom-like, which I suppose puts us on jury duty. But what if that’s not what bearing witness is all about? The Message translates this passage saying that John came to “show everyone where to look.” I like that. I need that kind of help in the darkness.
Where do you look for light? John went out to the wilderness, which seems counterintuitive, unexpected. Might God be drawing our gaze to the unexpected places for light this Advent? How might you prepare yourself to look beyond the familiar?