Sunday, 6 December 2015

John's Legacy

A man wandering in the desert, dressed in clothes made of camel hair, and eating locusts and wild honey. (Mark 1:4-8).

Not exactly sartorial elegance. More of an eccentric if you ask me.

Yet this was a man with a mission.

His mission – to tell everyone about Jesus. To prepare them for His arrival.

His name – John, the Baptist. In case you confuse him with another John.

An outspoken man who feared no one in his quest to do what God had asked him. He even dared to criticize the king, and paid dearly with his life for doing so. (Mark 6:14-29).

His legacy to us?

Courage and Obedience.

Despite living in dangerous times, this man had courage to speak out and tell the world about Jesus; and dared tell the King that he was wrong.

How often are we presented with the opportunity to speak about God, about our religion and our Christianity. Do we shy away and miss a good opportunity to witness for our Lord? Or have we got a tiny fraction of John’s courage? And obedience?

12 comments:

  1. Good reminder! We all need more courage and spread the word of God when the opportunity arises.

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    1. That's true Michael. Often we shy away because of fear or embarrassment.

      God bless.

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  2. I love that God takes us as we are with unique personalities, quirkiness, willing spirits ... and uses us for His pleasure! Super post, Victor!

    ;-}

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    1. Thank you Linda. It's nice to see you visiting here again. Thanx.

      God bless.

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  3. Another excellent lesson on why we should have courage to obey God. His will be done.
    Hope your day is blessed. ~:)

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    1. Thank you Sparky. His will be done; indeed.

      God bless you.

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  4. Truly, John the Baptist is one of my favorite Bible characters. I have always felt a bit sorry for him, yet, I admire him so greatly...his courage, yes, but most of all, his humility. He knew Who the main point was, and he never tried to usurp that. When it was time for him to decrease and Jesus to increase, he did so gracefully and with such sweet surrender to the Father's will. And, you are so right, he stood firmly against what was wrong, and he was not afraid to speak the truth. In this "politically-correct-obsessed" world, how we need to do the same! John the Baptist is surely a true inspiration to us all! Thank you for writing this and reminding me of this great man of God. I wish you a wonderfully blessed Christmas season!

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    1. Thank you again Cheryl for visiting me here, and for your kind words. John was truly an inspiration and an example to all of us.

      Happy Advent. God bless you.

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  5. When I think of John the Baptist I always remember his words as Jesus approaches: "Behold, the Lamb of God."

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    1. Yes, it predicted what is to happen.

      God bless you and yours, Manny.

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