The beginning of the good news about Jesus Christ, God’s Son, 2 happened just as it was written about in the prophecy of Isaiah: Look, I am sending my messenger before you. He will prepare your way, 3 a voice shouting in the wilderness: “Prepare the way for the Lord; make his paths straight.” 4 John the Baptist was in the wilderness calling for people to be baptized to show that they were changing their hearts and lives and wanted God to forgive their sins. 5 Everyone in Judea and all the people of Jerusalem went out to the Jordan River and were being baptized by John as they confessed their sins. 6 John wore clothes made of camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist. He ate locusts and wild honey. 7 He announced, “One stronger than I am is coming after me. I’m not even worthy to bend over and loosen the strap of his sandals.8 I baptize you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.” (Mark 1:1-8, CEB)
The beginning of the good news!
Here in Mark we see the beginning of the good news comes as Jesus is about to start his ministry. It isn’t at the birth, it is as John proclaims to make paths straight and prepare the way of the savior.
It is the hope we have in the birth of the savior that gives us the good news that drives out all of the fear we will encounter.
So know that the story is still be written, and go and share love.