78. John was a lamp that burned and gave light (John 5:35).
Perhaps nothing can be better said of a servant of Christ than this–He was a lamp that burned and gave light. The true servant gives his very best. He burns for the purposes of the Master and only finds fulfillment in the achievement of those responsibilities. For John, that meant preparing the way for Jesus. His message of repentance was to usher in the kingdom–to prepare the hearts of people to receive new life. For that purpose John gave himself as a light to show the path toward God. May we find a similar purpose and give our best to it.