As the people were filled with expectation, and all were questioning in their hearts concerning John, whether he might be the Messiah. John answered all of them by saying, “I baptize you with water; but one who is more powerful than I is coming; I am not worthy to untie the thong of his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. – Luke 3:15-17
Who is the messiah of your life? Of course, the right answer is Jesus, but do we really live like this is true?
I must confess that as a pastor, I often take difficult causes and issues upon myself and try to solve problems as if I am the only one capable of solving them. While I know this is not true, I sometimes live as if I alone am the savior of a situation.
I love how quick John the Baptist was to remind his audience that he was not the messiah. John was a successful prophet with a growing following. John was so good at what he did the people thought he might have been the savior God had promised. The moment these comments were made, John redirected them to Jesus.
When we feel like we have to be our own saviors or try to take on more than we can, may we remember that we are not the messiah. We might be good at handling a lot, but we still need to be saved from ourselves. What do you need to let Jesus hold for you today?