The Best Man
After participating in the Invisible Children rally, Brian was catching up on his sleep this morning. Elli was down for her morning nap and I had a rare hour all to myself. So, I gathered up all of the essentials (coffee with my fave cinnamon vanilla creamer, my Bible and a pen) and cozied up in the corner of my couch for a lovely moment with Jesus. I've decided to revisit the Gospel of John for a while. It's all about love and the Holy Spirit is challenging me more than ever to learn what Christ like love really is...so into John I dove. As I read I was once again amazed by John the Baptist. In my opinion John the Baptist has to be the most humble man in the Bible apart from Jesus. I challenge you to read just the first three chapters of John and examine John the Baptist. He is rising in popularity, has a significant following and the dangerous attention of the church big wigs, yet he is continually directing people's attention to Christ. When Jesus appears on the scene John's disciples become concerned about Jesus honing in on John's ministry, yet John continues to push the attention to Christ and even tells them to physically follow Christ rather than himself. My favorite verse in the first three chapters is John 3:29 in which John describes himself as the best man at a wedding who is rejoicing in the union of the Bridegroom and His bride. John then explains that he is choosing to step back more and more so that the Jesus can be the focal point of the people. John had done his job, he had helped with the wedding preparation and now it was time for the Bridegroom to reap the benefits. What a great picture! I want to be that kind of Christ follower!
Posted by Jenn Becker at 9:24 AM