“I baptize with water, but right here in the crowd is someone you do not recognize though his ministry follows mine. I’m not even worthy to be his slave and untie the straps of his sandals.” John 1:27 NLT.
Dear mamas, as we continue our journey through this Lenten season, let’s take some time to ask ourselves if we have lost our sense of holy awe? Are there times when we lose sight of the magnificent love, glory, power, purity, and perfection of Jesus Christ?
In the busyness of taking care of our homes and our children, sometimes we get wrapped up in earthly things and we neglect heavenly things. This is not about judgment, sweet sisters, I have been guilty of doing the same. But this week as I have been meditating on what Jesus did for us on the cross, I find that I need to be mindful of his grace and mercy.
I know that many of you are going through difficult times and you might forget that God sees things that we don’t, and he understands the whole picture when we only see a tiny piece. Part of trusting God in the trials is to remember who God is and to praise and worship him in spite of our difficulties—because he deserves it.
In our verse today from the gospel of John, we find that John the Baptist fully understood the majesty of Jesus and the necessity of having a reverent awe of him. Jesus calls us to be his friend, his follower, and his child, but we must remember that we don’t deserve any of these things. They all come to us through his glorious grace.
As we continue to pray our way through this season of preparation celebrating the gift of Jesus’s death and resurrection, I challenge you to take time to acknowledge the glory and the splendor of our gracious God. Tell him how holy and worthy he is. Not because he needs to hear it, but because we need to remember it.
Blessings as you worship him in awe and wonder,
Susie and the Help Club for Moms Team
For more information about Susie’s ministry, Between the Gardens, visit her website at susieoneal.org.