“After me comes the one more powerful than I, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie.” Mark 1:7, John 1:27
John the Baptist prepared the way for Jesus, and he pointed the way to Jesus.
John lived a life that prepared the way. Before John met Jesus on the shores of the Jordan River, he faithfully lived out the call God had placed on his life. He challenged people to repent. He boldly proclaimed the kingdom of God. He lived in humble dependence and obedience. May my life prepare the way for others to meet Jesus.
Once God revealed to John that Jesus was the Messiah, he could do nothing but lift up Jesus for all to see. “Look, the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world!” John knew his place. “He must increase, I must decrease.” May I step out of the way so others see Jesus, not me. May my life and my words point others to Jesus at all times and in all ways.
Everyone’s life points to something. What, or better yet who, is your life pointing to?