What’s the point?

John the Baptist was asked to describe himself. He responded by quoting the prophet Isaiah: “I am the voice of one calling in the wilderness, ‘Make straight the way for the Lord’” (John 1:23).

The point of John’s life was to direct people’s attention elsewhere. That is so refreshing in a world of me, myself and I.

Think of an announcer at a talent show. His or her job isn’t to talk about themselves all night, but to introduce and direct people’s attention to those on centre stage. 

Jesus is the one occupying centre stage in our lives. (If he isn’t, he should be.)

We can learn from the Baptist’s posture and perspective whenever we ask ourselves, ‘What’s the point of doing this or that, or even of life itself?’

The point is to point to Jesus.

It’s to glorify him, serve him, love him, share him and show him as his very hands and feet.

Hard days are hard, but they’re not devoid of purpose. Menial tasks seem menial, but they’re not devoid of purpose. Thankless jobs feel thankless, but they’re not devoid of purpose.

When we honour the King of kings, each day is dignified.

The point is to point to Jesus.


Notes:

–Bible quotes are from the NIV.

–“Your Divine D.N.A.” Today’s devotional is thematically related to a part of my latest sermon. You can access watching or listening options here.

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