God didn’t send us his Son so that we could dress him up and forget about the real world. He sent him to save the world, to save you and me from real problems and real fears. Jesus is a real Savior for a real world.
As followers of Christ, as people who desire for him to be made much of in everything that we do, we need to hear John’s testimony this morning. For as he speaks you’ll realize he doesn’t say, “Look at me.” but directs our eyes to something else. He says, “Look at the Light.” I pray our study of his words will convict, comfort, and challenge you this morning.
“Gather round,” he said, “that I may tell you what will happen in the days to come.” Jacob, the grandson of Abraham, the one who wrestled with God, the father of the twelve tribes, Israel himself, was dying.
I don’t know if it’s a product of laziness or rebellion or a fierce desire to be independent or simply a longing just to get things done as quickly as possible. Whatever the case, we have a tendency not to follow directions.