God’s blessing helps to locate us, confirm us, energize us and even offer us coordinates back to blessing when we stray. Blessing is experienced as a reason to hope, communicated by a reliable source based on an ultimate truth.
Jesus redeems John and the good he was doing before his arrest by turning lament into life. Injustice will be with us as long as there is humanity, the question is will we let it have the last word?
God’s nearness demands a response. Not like a command or rude insistence but like being prompted by an undeniable truth like real friendship, forgiveness, and love.