I’m not a Message Translation girl but it held an interesting thought about John The Baptist. One word changed my perspective on this passage and how it pushes me to be a rumble in the desert. The Message says he was a “thunder” in the wilderness. He came on the scene to tell people Jesus was coming and he is portrayed as a “thunder”. I’m no John The Baptist but shouldn’t we all be a “thunder” telling people Jesus is coming? When the storm comes you often here the rumble before the storm. Are we rumbling?