John On John The Baptist
John the Baptist came to prepare the way for Jesus. Like a farmer tiling and fertilizing soil to get them ready for planting, John the Baptist was getting people ready to hear the message of salvation.
John identifies Jesus first as the Word of God who is God, but moves on to camping Jesus the Light. Light is the first order of creation. It peels back darkness, gives warmth, and energy for life to exist. This is an appropriate analogy because up until now, death and darkness have been perpetuated on the earth, in much need of life and light.
If God saw it fit to send John the Baptist before Jesus, it must have many that they were not ready just yet to receive Jesus until someone told them about Him first. Do we not find ourselves in the shoes of John the Baptist, bring the ones to have to tell others about Jesus before He comes? Only this time, Jesus will come back to judge and conquer.
We as Christians are in the cuisines of sharing The Light of the World to the world, and we have a fine example in John the Baptist of how to boldly do this.
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