“What Then Did You Go Out to See?”
O God, if we bear witness to you in the world—and we do, one way or another—people will see us. Cause us to consider what kind of witness we offer to them.
Help us to be strong and even prophetic in our witness. Moreover, help us to be real and authentic in our witness.
More than anything else, though, help us through our witness to prepare the way for others to see you.
“As they went away, Jesus began to speak to the crowds about John: ‘What did you go out into the wilderness to look at? A reed shaken by the wind? What then did you go out to see? Someone dressed in soft robes? Look, those who wear soft robes are in royal palaces. What then did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet. This is the one about whom it is written, “See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way before you.”’” (Matthew 11:7-10)