There came a man who was sent from God; his name was John. He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all men might believe. He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light. The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world.
God uses witnesses to testify so that people might believe in Him. John was such a witness, sent from God, so that through him all men might believe. Amazing! John wasn’t the source of salvation, but he was the vehicle through which salvation came to people.
As a follower of Christ, I have been sent as a witness. I am not the Savior, but I give testimony about Him. I do not save, but I am the vessel God uses to bring salvation. This is my role as a witness. Every believer is to take on this same ministry that John had. We are not the light of the world. We are conduits through which the light shines. We are not the Savior, but we testify concerning the Savior so that all men might believe. As we do this same ministry as John had, there will be people in heaven for all eternity.
Father, I live for this greater purpose. I live with my ears attune to Your Spirit – to be led by You – and with a heart that testifies about Your love and grace. Bring people my way today who need salvation… and save them, Father, through me. For Your glory and Your purpose I live this day.