As John’s disciples were leaving, Jesus began to speak to the crowd about John: “What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed swayed by the wind? If not, what did you go out to see? A man dressed in fine clothes? No, those who wear fine clothes are in kings’ palaces. Then what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet. This is the one about whom it is written:
“‘I will send my messenger ahead of you,
who will prepare your way before you.’
Truly I tell you, among those born of women there has not risen anyone greater than John the Baptist; yet whoever is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven has been subjected to violence, and violent people have been raiding it. For all the Prophets and the Law prophesied until John.
Marc begins today by asking us, “Have you ever started pursuing a goal that you simply felt inadequate to achieve?” John the Baptist asked Jesus a similar question, “Are you the one who is to come, or should we be looking for someone else?” He’s asking if Jesus is the breaking forth, the culmination of John’s vision of the coming Messiah.
Jesus stands at the center of a divine movement that has been breaking forth for the past 2000 years! That’s a long time! Even though our God-given visions may start small, if we partner with God, He will cause that vision to break forth.
Question: What are your visions today? What are you dreaming about with God? More importantly, who is Jesus for you?
Family Chat: Is Jesus your best friend? How do you know?
Take Action: Take one step in pursuit of God’s vision for you today. Don’t worry about it being a small step or what you might think is an insignificant action. Your obedience to God has a ripple effect in his Kingdom, causing a wave of transformation, regardless of whether or not you ever see the result of it.