Privilege and Duty

To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace (Luke 1:79).

The above quoted text is in reference to the things that would be accomplished by John the baptist.  His mission in life was to prepare the way for the Lord; to bring Christ to the world and the world to Christ.  Jesus is the light of the world (John 1:4) but it was the work of John to bring the world to that light.  Jesus is the one who can guide us through the stormy waters of Jordan, at death, but John was to bring others to this one.  Jesus is the one who can calm the storms of life and John was to point the world to the Master.

Christians  have the same responsibilities as John.  We have the responsibility to recognize the light; the one who can see us through death and the one who can bring peace into our lives.  We also have the responsibilty to bring point others to this one who is the light, the life and the peace.

Let us make sure that others see these things in our lives and they will desire to have the same.