John the Baptist understands the prophetic calendar. He is the mouthpiece signaling the end of the old and the beginning of the new, When the Baptist said , “He must increase and I must decrease” he promised his own martyrdom.
So what does John think about when the roof caves in? John goes back to the basics. The Psalms Zachariah taught him. Perhaps Psalm 103?
O LORD, you have probed me and you know me;
you know when I sit and when I stand;
you understand my thoughts from afar.
My journeys and my rest you scrutinize,
with all my ways you are familiar.
Even before a word is on my tongue,
behold, O LORD, you know the whole of it.
Behind me and before, you hem me in
and rest your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
too lofty for me to attain.
When you are in the dungeon, it’s a good thing to remember Psalm 103. I recently had oral surgery where I lost most of my teeth (which brings a whole new meaning to looking in the mirror). My dentist advised that a lethal combination of medicines and health issues created the problem. As I look in the mirror (albeit, not the same as having my head on the platter), I think of Psalm 103.