We no longer have to strive to belong. There is no job to attain, no plane to catch, no game to win, no necessity at all beyond using the gifts God gives to us in our new life in Jesus Christ. What remains necessary is nurturing that life.
It’s Epiphany now, and the God who is in our lives, the very source of our lives, has baptized us with fire. Now, we feed that flame.
A sermon on Luke 3:15-22 by the Rev. Dr. John A. Nelson