I was reading this passage the other day,
a familiar scripture,
where John baptises Jesus.
John was a prophet who had been given the task of preparing the way for Jesus.
Matthew 3:6 After his baptism, as Jesus came up out of the water, the heavens were opened and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and settling on him. 17 And a voice from heaven said, “This is my dearly loved Son, who brings me great joy.”
But it was this scripture that spoke to me.
Many years before...when both John and Jesus were still in their mothers wombs:
Mary Visits Elizabeth39 A few days later Mary hurried to the hill country of Judea, to the town 40 where Zechariah lived. She entered the house and greeted Elizabeth. 41 At the sound of Mary’s greeting, Elizabeth’s child leaped within her, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.
42 Elizabeth gave a glad cry and exclaimed to Mary, “God has blessed you above all women, and your child is blessed. 43 Why am I so honored, that the mother of my Lord should visit me? 44 When I heard your greeting, the baby in my womb jumped for joy. 45 You are blessed because you believed that the Lord would do what he said.”
we see it in scripture all the time,
He prepared the way through prophets on many occasions.
God knew the future before mankind.
He is the beginning and the end.
The first and the last.
He knows our beginning, our end and everything in between!
Does that not bring you comfort?
John lept within his mothers womb when he came into contact with Mary,
His whole life was a witness to Jesus and proclaiming the coming Messiah.
How could he have known this as an un born child?
God had set his future within his frame,
even before he had been born.
Take comfort in this,
recline into your heavenly Fathers arms,
put worry aside and rest in the knowledge that God
has it all in hand.
“I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb.Before you were born I set you apartand appointed you as my prophet to the nations.”