A History of Faith
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"In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Ceasar -- when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, Herod tetrarch of Galilee, his brother Philip tetrarch of Iturea and Traconitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene-- during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John son of Zechariah in the desert."
History... often an interpretation by those in power of events taking place in the world. But into this mix, Luke interjects John, the son of Zechariah, a man wandering the wilderness. To the list of significant names, God adds one who was not powerful, but faithful. Over and over again, God attempts to reorder the history of humanity around faith, not power... And over and over again we revert once again to our sinful nature. During this Advent season, may we try once again to reorder our world not around power, but around faithfulness. May we strive to be faithful. May we seek those who are faithful. May we rewrite history around the faithful, around those to whom God speaks in the wilderness.