2nd Sunday of Advent11-29-2020
Mark starts his Gospel alluding to Isaiah’s description of the Precursor or Herald of the Messiah. The allusion to the prophet and the reference to his prophetic action implicitly depicts John the Baptist as the link between the Old and New Testament. Technically putting John as the last prophet of the Old Testament but the first witness to Jesus Christ, the awaited Messiah. The mention of Isaiah is important because he was foremost among the Major Prophets to prophesy the coming of the Messiah. The text of v.2: “I am sending my messenger-he will prepare the way before me…” originally comes from (Mal. 3:1), points to the fact that the Old Testament, if read in the light of the Messiah/Christ, is itself a Gospel.
What is the mission of this Herald of the Messiah? “Prepare the way of the Lord, make His path straight.” Just as in Exodus, God promises to send his messenger to Israel and guide them to the promised land, the character we all know to be attributed to Moses. Someone prepares the way is a classical expression in Jewish literature of God’s comfort and salvation. In the Christian context, John the Baptist is alluded to as the voice in the wilderness and Jesus is the Lord whose ways he prepares and makes straight.READ MORE
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