Third Week of Advent : Thursday, 16th December 2021

Daily Word Of God

Luke 7:24b-25a, 26-30

Jesus began to talk to the people about John, ‘What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed swaying in the breeze? No! Then what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and much more than a prophet: he is the one of whom scripture says: See, I am going to send my messenger before you; he will prepare the way before you.

‘I tell you, of all the children born to women, there is no one greater than John; yet the least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.’ All the people who heard him, and the tax collectors too, acknowledged God’s plan by accepting baptism from John; but by refusing baptism from him the Pharisees and the lawyers thwarted what God had in mind for them.

Today's Pointers on God's Word

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • “Look, I am going to send my messenger in front of you to prepare your way before you.’ Do I hear God’s voice calling me today? Where is he sending me?


  • Advent is a time of preparation for the birth of Jesus into our lives at Christmas. How should I prepare myself? What are the things I ought to do?


  • What area in my present life is yearning for the birth of Jesus? What must I do to prepare for His coming?