John 1:29-30 NRSVue

29The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him and declared, “Here is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! 30This is he of whom I said, ‘After me comes a man who ranks ahead of me because he was before me.’

Some thoughts on this scripture

John the Baptist was able to see who Jesus was because he was clear about who he was himself. Help me, Lord, to know my need of you, to learn to rely on you and to turn to you in trust.

Jesus, as I look at your life I discover what it is to live in harmony with God and with other people. You take away the sin of the world and call me to live as you did, healing me from anything that might hold me back, allowing me to let go of inhibitions.