Re:Verse reading–John 1:1-18 (day seven)
He (John the Baptist) came as a witness, to testify about the Light, so that all might believe through him. He was not the Light, but he came to testify about the Light. – John 1:7-8
Did you notice that John the Baptist is “a” witness, not THE witness? To be clear, John the Baptist holds a critical place in the proclamation of the Gospel bridging the gap between the Old Testament and the New, but he is not the only witness, and certainly not the last. That task has been handed down for millennia through the church.
Following the legal analogy John the Baptist was a critical witness in verifying the truth of Jesus’ case, and so are we. We carry on that same purpose of testifying to the truth of Jesus Christ as Lord. We are witnesses of Bethlehem, we are witnesses of Golgotha, we are witnesses of the ever-building Kingdom of God on this earth. To this we testify.