Hopes and dreams are a fine thing, even more so when the Lord is at the centre of our plans. Chris Hill explains
The call of the Lord on the life of John the Baptist came early. In fact, according to Luke 1:15, it came in the womb! But it seems John did not give voice to his ministry until he emerged from the Judean wilderness at the age of thirty (Luke 3:2ff). Some gap – but clearly a godly gap. That lengthy period was essential preparation for what followed.
When there is a gap between promise and fulfilment it can test us sorely.