Now, before you think this is just a rant on the “Occupy” movement I want to broaden our view. The 99 are certainly asking for MORE but they aren’t alone. NBA players recently reached a shaky deal with owners. Before this deal the NBA had been in a lockout. Professional basketball players wanted MORE. This past Friday, reports say, was a record Black Friday where consumers spent 7% MORE than they did last year. Yesterday MORE Americans spent MORE money than ever before to get MORE Christmas presents on Cyber Monday.
John the Baptist had everything going for Him. Yet when He met up with Jesus He quickly got the point. If John was to worship Jesus the right way John had to let Jesus have the spot light. So John 3:30 tells us John diminished so that Jesus could rise.
How might we become a little less this season so that Jesus might become a little MORE? Is there something you need to let go of this Christmas season in order to give a little MORE of your time, treasure, or family to Jesus? Do you need to seek forgiveness for following the crowds that are clamoring for MORE in the streets, malls, or workplace?
May you find that the MORE we become less the less we will worry about having MORE and the MORE Jesus will have His right place in our lives.