In a world governed by entropy, man wants to have some sense of certainty and some modicum of assurance. In the absence of certainty he can ascertain for himself, man seeks an authority he can believe in to be certain and be assured. Alas, no such authority in human affairs really exists. Life is so brittle and fragile, the best laid plans of men sooner or later go awry. And yet for all the the bad things that have happened to us, things have definitely gotten better over the years. In spite of the fits and starts, the disasters and destructions in human history, there has been immense and impressive progress and development through the ages.
Uncertainty is part and parcel of the human lot. But things getting better and man being born for greater things are also part of that human destiny. We just need to keep in touch with our roots and origins and never lose sight of our final destination.
Jesus said to them, “I will also ask you one question; if you tell me the answer, then I will also tell you by what authority I do these things. Did the baptism of John come from heaven, or was it of human origin?”