“He must increase, but I must decrease” (John 3:30).Text — John 3:22-31
Science discovered that the moon has no light of its own. What is called moonlight is actually a reflection of sunlight. Thus, withdrawal of sunlight, otherwise termed sunset, results in darkness, called night. The moon therefore cannot compete with the sun which gives it light to reflect toward the earth. In the same vein, John the Baptist could not compete with Christ, his Creator.
John the Baptist was called to forerun the coming of our Lord, Jesus Christ, who actually anointed him for the work. The beginning of the public ministry of Jesus Christ is synonymous with the commencement of the decline of that of John the Baptist. But, in their ignorance, John’s disciples were complaining to him that people were trooping to Jesus for salvation and baptism. Rather than confronting Jesus Christ, as expected by his ignorant disciples, John explained to them that there was actually no room for competition. Jesus remains the Lord, and must increase while the rest of us his servants must decrease, as asserted by John. Our youths should also stay humble serving under their leaders in the Church.
Jesus remains the Lord
No wise servant ever competes with his master.
Prayer for today
Help me Oh God, to decrease as Jesus increases in my life.