There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. This man came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all through him might believe. He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. That was the true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world. John 1:6-9
Two of my greatest witnesses to the Light of Christ in my life were my grandparents. I was always touched by the way they lived their lives for Jesus. Even though my time around them was limited because they lived in another state, the Lord used their testimony to bring me to salvation some twenty years after they both went home to be with the Lord. This was not the only thing He used, but it played a major roll. Out of love, my grandparents lived life to bring Him glory. I can remember my grandma, with her soft gentle voice, speaking of Jesus and telling me to follow Him.
We Christians, like John the Baptist, are called to bear witness of the Light. When you read the scripture account of John the Baptist, there is no doubt who he is serving and bearing testimony of. Likewise, there should be no doubt as to who we serve. In our fallen sinful state, we are tempted to serve ourselves. Many times, people around us may not even know that we are Christians. We may be afraid to share or else our heart and minds are on other things. For some, there may be no fruit of salvation and we may live like the world. In these things, we may end up standing in the way of someone else... that may have entered into the kingdom.
“Woe to you lawyers! For you have taken away the key of knowledge. You did not enter in yourselves, and those who were entering in you hindered.”
Lord, please help me to be faithful in bearing witness of Your Light and use me to bring people into Your Kingdom. I do not want to hinder anyone else from entering in. In Jesus Name, Amen. I pray this is your prayer also.
“You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men. “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.
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Photograph: Image Base