“He came as a witness, to testify about the Light, so that all might believe through him” (John 1:6).

Like John the Baptist, we live as witnesses to testify about the Light so that others might believe. The simplicity of this cannot be overemphasized. While our tendency is to quantify believing with such measurable terms as deeply, entirely, profoundly, etc., John’s gospel never uses a single adverb or adjective with the verb believe. Simple, unqualified believing in Jesus is the starting place for a life of faith that will, indeed, grow eventually into all the adjectives and adverbs that God would desire. Until then, our challenge is to be a witness that is believable.

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