Sunday, December 14, 2014

Pointing the Way to Light and Love



“A man named John was sent from God. He came for testimony, to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him.” – John 1:6-7

John the Baptist was the first witness for Jesus. He gave witness to Jesus, the Light of the world. He testified by his life and his words.
John did not pretend to be the Messiah. He did not try to call people to himself. He was always pointing the way to Jesus.
We too are called to be witnesses to Jesus. We too are sent from God to testify to the Light. And how do we do that?
We tell our story.
We tell how we have come to know Jesus and what He has done for us.
We tell how He has changed our lives.
We share our faith.
John was called to testify. John was called to be a witness.
And so are we.
We are not the light. Jesus is the light. Like John, we point the way.
Point the way to Love incarnate.

Dear Jesus, help me to be a witness to your presence in my life. Help me to be a witness to your Light and your Love. Come, Lord Jesus, come. Light our world. Amen.

Image - John the Baptist and the Pharisees, by James Tissot, public domain, Wikimedia Commons

4 comments :

Victor S E Moubarak said...

This is a wonderful post Colleen. Thank you for reminding us of our responsibilities.

Even through our Blogs, we are a small voice crying in the wilderness of the World Wide Web.

We never know who might visit us and not leave a comment but take away the Way to the Lord.

God bless.

Colleen said...

Victor, thank you. You are so right about that. One of the reasons I love blogging is for that reason - evangelizing.

Fran said...

I love the idea of us being small voices crying out. How beautiful, thank you Victor and Colleen!

Colleen said...

Fran, thanks for your comment! God bless.