A Weekend Of Staying Little
Compared to the trees and the hill next to it, the deer is very small. We have to use binoculars or a zooming lens on the camera to see it in any detail. Otherwise we just have to recognize its shape to know that it's a deer.
Do you consider yourself large or small?
He must increase, but I must decrease. He that cometh from above is above all: he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaketh of the earth: he that cometh from heaven is above all. John 3:30-31
John the Baptist knew who was large and who was small in his family. Already having a ministry himself, John knew in his heart that he was just the one preparing the way of the Lord. When his cousin Jesus came upon the scene, John was more than ready to step back and allow the spotlight to shine where it was meant to shine.
The deer doesn't ask to be made bigger so we can see it better across the pond.
John didn't ask to be made bigger so his ministry would rival Jesus'.
Make this a weekend of staying little. Once we take ourselves out of the equation, Jesus Christ can shine more brightly in us and through us. Imagine the changes that would take place in us and around us if we were more concerned about the things of Christ than our selfish desires.
So, are you large or small?