Bright as light. Jesus is the one true, and eternal Light. He illuminates the way, and enlightens the soul. He shines, and the darkness disappears. There is nothing that can compare to Jesus. “In Him,” according to scripture, “is life, and that life, is the Light of everyone.”
Many people thought that John the Baptist, was the one sent to save mankind. They asked if he was Elijah, the Christ, the Prophet. “I am the voice of one calling in the desert,” he answered. The gospel makes it clear, that John was only a witness to the Light who was coming. John was merely a messenger. His proclamation to the world? Prepare the road (the way) for the Lord.
We, too, are God’s messengers. We are not the Word, or the Light, though some of those around us might think that they are. We are witnesses, and couriers. Our purpose is to prepare the way, so the Lord can come into the world, and dwell among His people. Our duty, is to testify that Jesus, is the Light of all life.
Our voice is like “one calling in the desert.” We can baptize in His name, but we cannot save anyone, because we are not the Savior. Nor are we Elijah, the Christ, or the Prophet. On our own, we are not even worthy, or holy enough, to untie the sandals of Jesus. We are more than able to do one thing, though. We can declare what we know, so people will recognize the Light when they see it.