He must become greater; I must become less.

John 3:30

John the Baptist was the first minister to witness about Jesus and his ministry. He knew the significance of that relationship; he knew that he was just there to make way the path for Jesus and to point people to Jesus’ eventual coming. He was not supposed to magnify himself and prop himself up. His job was to make Jesus well known and prepare people’s minds for Jesus and his teaching.

If we claim to be followers of Jesus, we should have the same attitude. Our words and actions should guide others to Jesus, no matter where that leaves us in the relationship.

Ethan Kirl