He must become greater; I must become less.
Have you heard the term – celebrity pastor? Yeah, I know, it’s an oxymoron. But it’s become the buzzword as social media and slick marketing propel certain people to rock star status. Today, more than ever, we need to learn from John the Baptist.
John came on the scene and made quite a splash (no pun intended). People flocked to hear his message and responded in the baptism of repentance. John’s dress and diet let people know that this was a man whose life was simple. He was real, authentic and certainly not in it for himself. John was on a mission to prepare the world for Christ. His message was simple: Jesus must become greater; I must become less. That should be our message as well.
You are the object of God’s love, but not the subject of His message. Jesus must be the one always lifted high, always seen as greater. He reserves the center stage and doesn’t share it, so step off the platform and bow before the King.
Father, help me to keep Christ as the focus of my life. May He become greater. May I become less. In His name. Amen.