Second Week of Advent

Jesus wants people to understand Scripture in terms of fulfillment. Isaiah prophesied about the Israelites’ captivity and escape through the desert. John the Baptist came later as a voice in the desert, preaching and pointing out the awaited Messiah, who would lead people further. When a group lowered a paralyzed man through the roof to get close to Jesus, our Savior provided both physical and spiritual healing—a prelude to salvation for humankind. The Lord compared His generation to children playing their flutes, singing, and complaining because people ignored whatever kind of music they made. A parable described one lost sheep brought back to make the flock complete. We do not always get the results we want. When we feel unfulfilled, do we get impatient with God or marvel that He does not lose patience with us?