Family histories are littered with days of turmoil, tragedy, and tears far more than they are with triumph. As people of faith we trust and hope they are producing a greater result than what is seen today. Today we see God using discouraging events to set the stage for something incredible.
Mark records the arrival ceremony of two great individuals. Far from being filled with pomp and circumstance, their arrival is almost archaic in its nature. Nothing indicates position, popularity, or prominence; yet the arrival of these two persons marks a turning point in history. Mark tells us in the Great Servant has arrived.