december 1 // chapter 1
Made to Be a Witness
Do you ever wonder why you were put on this earth? In verses 6-9 we are introduced to John and his purpose.
There came a man who was sent from God; his name was John. He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all men might believe. He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light. The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world.
In verse 29 John reaffirms who He is and why He is sent:
The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!
Our purpose might not seem so direct, but as Christians, can you imagine any other calling? Sometimes I find myself in the same old grind: work, eat, sleep. The next day, it’s rinse and repeat. I do this because it’s what I have been trained to do, but I realize God isn’t impressed by my career, my social status or my bank account. He doesn’t care about my mancave. He wants my heart! The routine is what I do, but it’s not who I am! Like John, I was made to be a witness. Jesus’ endeavor is so much bigger. His plan included me from the beginning and will last forever!
Who do you know that needs this reminder today?