The frustration and joy of John the Baptist

(Old Facebook Post)

I love John the Baptist’s frustrated/joyful response to those who rejected Jesus:

“A person cannot receive even one thing unless it is given him from heaven. [Pulls out his hair and rolls his eyes.] You yourselves bear me witness, that I said, ‘I am not the Christ, but I have been sent before him.’ The one who has the bride is the bridegroom. The friend of the bride, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly at the bridegroom’s voice. Therefore this joy of mine is now complete. [Wow! Here’s a key to joy!] He must increase, but I must decrease.” (John 3:27-30 ESV)

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