“I tell you the truth, of all who have ever lived, none is greater than John the Baptist. Yet even the least person in the Kingdom of Heaven is greater than he is!”
Since I am practicing my digital sabbath during Lent, I am writing this before the weekend NCAA Elite Eight games. Eight teams go in, each with their own ascribed seeding. And if the people who do the seeding are right, the final four would be all #1 seeds. The March Madness tourney always reminds me that even though we are projected to be the leader and we start as the leader, there is no guarantee at all that we will keep our top spot. There is someone or some group/company out there that comes next and becomes more important. It should remind us that we have to play hard, be at our best and always striving to get better.
John the Baptist went from being THE voice, the one that others followed, the one garnering attention and then Jesus arrived and John the Baptist was done with his work. It’s a great reminder for us today that what God wants us to not be defined in any way with who we are today, but instead be defined all in Him. That is God’s “seeding” for us.
Reference: Matthew 11:11 (New Living Translation)