“There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness, to bear witness about the light, that all might believe through him. He was not the light, but came to bear witness about the light.” John 1:6-8
Last week’s Sunday Devotional looked at the first five verses of the book of John. This week we look at the next few verses in the chapter. Here we see John (the disciple) talk about John the Baptist. John the Baptist was a forerunner to Jesus. He was one who was sent by God to prepare the way for Jesus’ earthly ministry. That was his calling. He was to be a witness. He was to point others to the light (Jesus).
John the Baptist knew his role and accepted it. Even though his role came with tough times and hardships, he accepted it because he knew who he was serving. We as followers of Jesus are also called to bear witness to the light. That is our calling in life if we are Christians. We are to point others to Jesus. It is not easy and it is not without hardships but we know who we serve is worth it.