When something important is about to happen. What do we do to let people know? [Pause for answers] When Jesus was about to begin his ministry, God didn't have the Internet. God didn't have newspapers or even telephones. Instead, God sent John the Baptizer to let people know that God was about to send someone really important and that they really needed to listen to him. We still do (need to listen to him, I mean). Jesus tells us all kinds of important things, but most of all, Jesus tells us about what God is like.
These days, we can help to get the word out, to tell people about what God is like. We can be like John the Baptizer and let them know how important it is to listen to Jesus.
Let's pray about that.
God, we thank you for sending Jesus into the world to show us what you're like. We also thank you for sending all the people who have helped us to know about God. Help us to do this for others. Help us to have the courage to tell people about you.
We pray in Jesus' name. Amen.