October 5, 2020

6 God sent a man, John the Baptist, 7 to tell about the light so that everyone might believe because of his testimony. 8 John himself was not the light; he was simply a witness to speak about the light. 9 The one who is the right light, who gives light to everyone, was coming into the world.
10 He came into the very world he created, but the world didn’t recognize him. 11 He came to his people, and even they rejected him. -John 1:6-11

In verses 1-5, we read and studied about the foundation of Jesus. Today, we are learning about John’s purpose from God. John refers to John the Baptist. God sent John to testify on behalf of witnessing the light. When God sends us to do something, we do it because you are the person he sent and have the chance to make believers out of people. God did this with John. Anybody that didn’t believe, most likely will assume that the light was coming from God. However, John is not the source of the light. He is a reflection of it. Jesus reflects on us to share what he wants us to share. You have followers that love and believe in you. It may not be in the spiritual aspect, but maybe through common ground. When we continue to be the light Jesus reflects on us, we get followers from that aspect. From there, Jesus shows them a brighter light.

How crazy would it be if you didn’t recognize your parents? You knew about them but couldn’t spot them when they came. The people chosen by God did not recognize him. How does this happen even though Christ created the world? When you don’t believe; this happens, you are bound to overlook a lot of things. In the entire old testament, people were made aware that Christ was coming. They didn’t believe it. I use a term for those types of people. When you don’t believe fat meat is greasy, you will learn the hard way. Think about the rejection of the Messiah. How hurt he was. He is human, so he does have feelings. A lot of people are ignoring him at a level that they need him right now. If God wants you to talk to someone, go for it. He knows the result; you don’t. The point is not for you to see the matter, but to do it.

Father, thank you for allowing us to be so bold in our faith. I pray that we continue to be proactive in all aspects of our lives. As believers, we are to reflect the light for you so we can share the good news with non-believers. We don’t have to worry about what you have planned for us because you planned it. We have to execute it. I pray we do it at your will and take away the anxiety and pain it may cause. In Jesus’ name. Amen.