Sunday, January 19, 2014

I Did Not Know Him

"I did not know him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water told me,
'On whomever you see the Spirit come down and remain, he is the one who will baptize with the holy Spirit.'
Now I have seen and testified that he is the Son of God." John 1:33-34
I did not know him.
I wonder how often I have missed recognizing God's presence and action in my life. I know... I trust... that the Lord is with me always, but I do not know Him always.
My focus is often too much on me and my worries and my plans and my needs. Jesus can be standing right in front of me, but if I am thinking too much of myself, then I am not seeing Jesus.

Jesus, help me to know you. Help me to recognize you in all things. Help me to put you first in my life. And please give me the words so that I may testify that you are God. Thank you, Lord.


Victor S E Moubarak said...

What a brilliant testament and reminder from John the Baptist.

Thank you Colleen for this wonderful post.

God bless.

Barb Schoeneberger said...

Amen, many times over. We could alleviate so much pain in our lives that is self-caused if we would do this.

Colleen said...

Victor, thank you. God bless.

Barb, amen.

Jean Wise said...

you know as I listen to the Gospel being read on Sunday this line also jumped out. How would John not know him? you are so right, so many levels of knowing him, loving him. great words, Colleen. You are a blessing to me

Colleen said...

Jean, thank you for your kind words. John's few words have so much to say, don't they?