Center Stage

Jesus must increase but I must decrease.
(John 3:30)
 
Our lives are stories we are writing every day. We are not only the author of these stories but also the main actors in it. Jesus is also writing a story and it is called the Kingdom of God. Fascinatingly, there is an intersection between God’s story and ours and we are just as much actors in his as he is in ours.
 
The question of how our stories playout largely depends on how much we involve ourselves in God’s story and, conversely, how much we allow him to play a role in ours. John the Baptist was the superstar of his story but he wanted a happier ending. Thus, he willingly demoted himself to become a supporting actor in his very own story. Because he did, Jesus became a mega-star and John received (is receiving) mammoth rewards in heaven. Now that’s what I call a happy ending!
 
If we want our story to have a happy ending let’s do what John did: move stage right and allow Jesus to take center stage.
 
Agape,
 
Pj
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