Last week at school our son Isaiah was asked to make a map of his heart. Honestly, he produced a masterpiece.
In the middle of his heart, he wrote, “God.” Then at the top, he put “soccer” and “family.” On the sides, he wrote “school” and “home.” And at the bottom, he drew a picture of our dog, Zoe.
He is very sweet and this picture made Leigh-Ann and I incredibly proud to be his parents.
Imagine what it would be like if we could take a picture of our hearts…and now imagine if they looked like Isaiah’s drawing.
That would be pretty amazing!
This Sunday, we continue our verse by verse study of the book of John. This book is one of four different gospel accounts written by Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.
Some have said that Matthew, Mark, and Luke map out a picture of Jesus while on this earth and the Gospel of John colors it in.
Similar to the way Isaiah’s picture communicates the people and things that mean the most to him, the Apostle John communicates the things about Jesus and His time on earth that are most important.
If John the Baptist were to map out his heart, I think it would be a big picture of Jesus. Not only did he introduce Jesus, he then took a step back and allowed Jesus to take His place as most important.
Ultimately, Jesus said that among children born to mothers, there was no one greater than John the Baptist.
I look forward to studying the colorful life of John the Baptist a bit more on Sunday morning as we study “A Witness to the Light” from John 1:6-8. I hope to see you at 9:00 or 10:45 am.