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He must become greater; I must become less.
This statement by John the Baptist came in response to not only his disciples, but also others questioning his allegiance to Jesus. Toward the middle of his brilliant response, where John said only Jesus can give eternal life, he also said that it was always about Jesus and never about him. It was John’s desire that Jesus’ stature would grow and John’s stature would diminish.
When you think about Jesus on earth, now over 2,000 years removed from the fact, all you can think of is perfection. Think about that. Jesus was a saint-like personality, he was brilliant, he was fun, he was always doing something new, he was a miracle worker, he was powerful, and he was God—so people began to believe that he really was God. He never let people down. He was always the one in the room that attracted people to the room. Anything that John couldn’t do, Jesus could do. John the Baptist knew this. He knew that his cousin Jesus was the real, heaven-sent Messiah. Because of this, John was more than willing to step aside. Even more than that, he was willing to say about Jesus, “He must become greater and I must become less.” Why did John the Baptist say this? Because John knew, “I’m Not The Show!”
Thank You for another day of living and breathing. That alone is more than I could possibly do for myself. It helps me know that “I’m Not The Show!” Amen