Mark chapter 1 verse 7 says, “And he preached, saying, “After me comes he who is mightier than I, the strap of whose sandal I am not worthy to stoop down and untie.”
Have you ever thought about that statement, I mean think of what John is saying about Jesus? I have read this verse many times, but today I had to take a step back and think about it. How would you feel if you where the one to introduce Jesus Christ to the world? What words would you use? How would you feel to be the one chosen for such a job? I think John got it right, as he introduce Jesus to the world.
“Hey everyone I know you come out to see me, I know you think that I’m special, but I have an announcement to make. You see I’m just a messenger, just a supporting actor. To be honest with you I’m not worthy to even be mention in the same breath as the one to come. “
I think we often miss what John is saying. We miss the fact that when Jesus was first introduced to the world, we hear of his Holiness. John was saying that Jesus is so Other than us that we aren’t even worthy to stoop down and untie His sandals!!!!” The first picture we get of Jesus is how Awesome He is, how set apart he is from us, from John. Even though people look to John as someone special, John made sure we understood that Jesus Christ was the one. John made sure that we understood who this God-man is. Yes we are just supporting role players, and John made sure we knew how unworthy we are to be in the same play as the Lord, JESUS CHRIST.