John was experiencing a lot of worry and fear about if what he had been preaching was right. He was in prison and waiting to die. If I were put in this situation I would probably be scared that all this time I had been teaching the wrong thing! In this season of Advent, instead of being scared, I would love to spread the good news to people who have lost a loved one and let them know they are not alone. Who in your life could you tell the good news to?
Written by an eighth grade student
*This devotional was inspired by and written using Simply Wait: Cultivating Stillness in the Season of Advent by Pamela C. Hawkins. The Clarity Youth Ministry is grateful to have this incredible resource and encourage you to buy your own copy of the book to further your Advent study, which you can do by clicking this link.