The King himself stands at the door with open arms, ready to run out and meet the prostitute, the tax collector, and prodigals of every sort—welcoming them into the feast of love, joy, peace, and righteousness.
Jesus, in the arms of John the Baptist, emerges from the Jordan river. John had gravely warned the crowds of this Messiah. Now is the time for repentance, for “the axe is already laid at the root of the trees…He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire (NASB).” Indeed, this fearfully powerful one […]
He could take away the gift of choice and rid His creation of both dignity and despair. But instead, He demonstrated love in its highest form.