He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the Light. The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world.” (John 1:8-9)
I don’t know about you, but sometimes I think I have to be—or I desperately want to be—more than I really am. And when I do this, I become the absolute worst version of myself. I try to be the light, when I can only be a witness to the light. Jesus is the true light that gives light to every man, and when I try to be that myself, I get in the way of what he is doing. I take up all the room. I make it about me. Trying to be something I am not is always a sure-fire way to hinder, rather than help, what God is trying to do. So every now and then I need to be reminded of my place…and his. Grateful to John for doing that for me today.