“Finally they said, ‘Who are you? Give us an answer to take back to those who sent us. What do you say about yourself?’
John replied on the words of Isaiah the prophet, ‘I am the voice of one calling in the desert, ‘Make straight the way for the Lord’” John 2:22-23
“I am the voice calling in the desert.” That is what believers like John should say about themselves. That is what you should say about yourself.
A desert is a dry place; not much grows there. John had the mandate to bring life to the lifeless, and so do you!
The voice was no ordinary voice; it was a voice designed to change things for the better.
There are so many voices out there, even among the worshipers. But if you carefully listen to some of the voices you will realize that they are not designed to benefit the listener, but to exalt self. They are not meant to point listeners in the right direction, but to point them towards themselves. Some voices are actually designed to assassinate souls. It’s a pity, really!
Here is how John sought to bring life to his audience: “The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, ‘Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!'” John 3:29.
This is just wonderful. First, John testified that he was not Christ. Some could have instead taken the opportunity to mislead the audience by claiming to be Christ.
Second, John pointed his audience to Christ. Some could have instead taken the opportunity to put themselves on the pedestal.
If you really want to bring life to the lifeless, point them to Christ. You are a voice; be careful about the message that people could be getting from you!