“Among you stands one you do not know, even he who comes after me, the strap of whose sandal I am not worthy to untie.” John 1:26, 27
When you see the glory of the Son of God, and you see that he would want to count you as his friend, and you are willing to take your stand with John, three things will happen to you:
1. You will grow in humility. By definition, you will come to think less of yourself and more of Jesus.
2. You will learn to worship. One reason why many struggle to enter into worship is that we think too much of ourselves and too little of Jesus.
3. You will discover hope. What we have been learning does more than humble the proud; it also brings hope to the downcast.
To the person who says, “I am not what I want to be. I don’t have impressive gifts. I don’t have widespread influence. My life is not as I would want it to be.” John would say to you, “Life lies not in who you are, what you can do, or in what you have accomplished. Life lies not in who you are, but in who he is.” This Gospel was written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ… and that in believing, you may have life in his name.
Are you ready to take your stand with John today and say, “I am not Christ. The answers do not lie in me. They are found in Jesus, and I am not worthy to untie the sandals on his feet.”?