Monday, June 25, 2007

The Birth of John the Baptist

Today, six months before Christmas, is the feast day of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist. It is hard to imagine that this preacher in the wilderness who survived on locusts and wild honey ever drank mother's milk. But like all of us he had a tender beginning. John was born to parents who were thought to be too old to have a child.

He was a miracle baby. Of course he was received with amazement just as all babies should be. But he left behind all those stages of infancy and childhood as he grew into God's call on his life. John was "the great forerunner of the morn" who pointed everyone to his cousin Jesus. May we go and do likewise.

In peace,

The Rev. Linda McCloud
Founding Pastor
The Episcopal Church of Our Savior at Honey Creek

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