09 A Silence that Heals - Christopher Mendonca

posted Dec 5, 2018, 9:13 AM by Neil D'Souza   [ updated Dec 5, 2018, 9:13 AM ]
The events in the life of the Messiah's "precursor"

are better seen as "precedents", rather than 'antecedents'.

They are not merely things that happened earlier in time

as part of a sequence of events.

We set a precedent; an antecedent merely comes before.

It is like the bell that rings in the last lap of a marathon.

John will personify the signs we must look for

as we await the coming of the Saviour.

That being the case, his whole life becomes a prism.

It reflects for us the various shades of the spectrum

that the LIGHT of the World holds within himself.

Just as the rainbow at the time of Noah

was a sign of a new beginning and a healing,

John becomes the Rainbow of the New Testament.

And in his preaching, the Rainbow makes a Promise,

a Covenant, that LIFE is here to stay,

a Covenant characterised by Silence.