John 3.22-36

St. John the Baptist, a model of humility before the Lord, calls us to find our place at the feet of His Majesty, the Son of God.

I bow low toward your holy temple; I praise your name for your fidelity and love. For you have exalted over all your name and your promise… The Lord is on high, but cares for the lowly and knows the proud from afar… The Lord is with me to the end. Lord, your love endures forever. Never forsake the work of your hands!” (Psalm 138.2,6,8)

His Place

He led them down to the Jordan,
They baptized those who came to hear.
John the Baptist, like the best man,
Rejoiced as the Bridegroom drew near.

“I must decrease and He increase”,
John testified as to his place;
Humility and joy bring peace,
And open the heart to His grace.

Blessed be those who hear His call:
The One from God speaks with His word;
He’s from above and above all;
To Him all things have been conferred.

His Spirit, with abundance, flows;
In humble hearts, His glory shows.

May His Spirit stoke the gift of humility in our hearts, that we will be readied to receive the Lord in all His fullness.

(c) Paul Buis, 2005