John the Baptizer and Our Story

John the Baptizer was like a figure out of myth in his hairy coat, leather belt, and eccentric diet. Almost like someone doing Elijah Cosplay. He dressed like that because he saw himself as part of the story of how God dealt redemptively with Israel, and his clothes were part of that. What redemptive, good news story are we part of?

Picture: Detail from the Isenheim Altarpiece by Matthias Grünewald, 1512–1516.

Tuesday 1/12/20 at 7pm at Chalice, 251 High Street Northcote