When John the Baptist radically appeared on the scene in the scriptures, he was not a very popular figure. In fact, he was a social outcast or misfit as is evident in Mark 1:4, “And John was clothed with camel's hair, and with a girdle of a skin about his loins; and he did eat locusts and wild honey;” I doubt he was invited to have lunch with the city leaders or was ever featured on the radio or television. But he was on a mission as the “voice of one crying in the wilderness.” Who is that one today? Is there even one today? I am concerned that even the church has become dormant with the message of the Gospel. It is not at all making a difference in the world we live in! What a piercing indictment of the most powerful entity that exist today!
What our world needs now; what our state and city need is a modern day “John the Baptist”, a radical voice of one crying in the wilderness of America. And the message of the original biblical patriarch must be the same message preached today. “Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.” Who will stand and be that voice? Who is God calling in this hour to stand and deliver?