I remember the old Grand Funk Railroad song called “Some Kinda Wonderful.” He is singing about how he doesn’t need a whole lot of money or fancy things because he has a “sweet lovin’ woman.” There is a line in the song when he testifies to this woman by singing “can I get a witness?” numerous times in a row. He wants the world to know about her love.
Today’s gospel is about witnessing to something else. It’s about witnessing to the saving love of Jesus Christ. John the Baptist is telling everyone that Jesus is coming. He is testifying to the light and again fulfilling the prophecy made in Isaiah. He is telling the people that hope is coming.
Can I get a witness today? As Christians, we are called today to testify to the light of Christ this Advent and Christmas. We too can share that hope with other who need the message deeply. I invite you to listen to this word of hope on YouTube or Spotify.