It was a vital piece of evidence.
A key which only fitted one lock
This man could hardly it, but he knew he alone had seen THE ONE. THE WORD. An ancient prophecy fulfilled before his very eyes. He was a WITNESS to the Truth.
A witness is a really important piece of the puzzle when a story needs to be true and accurate because it makes a vital difference to the lives of many others.
Watch this short movie clip…what do you think the vital piece of the puzzle is that the little boy sees?
Witness (4/9) Movie CLIP - Positive Identification (1985) HD ...
In today’s gospel:
John the Baptist was a vital witness to the son of God – Jesus… someone who had up until that point just been known as the Carpenter’s son then suddenly something extraordinary happened, and John knew the world would never be the same again.
Seeing Jesus coming towards him, John said, “Look, there is the lamb of God that takes away the sin on the world. This is the one I spoke of when I said, “A man is coming after me who ranks before me because he existed before me.” I did not know him myself, and yet it was to reveal him to Israel that I was guided by God to become The Baptiser. John then declared with joy “I saw the Spirit hovering above him like a dove from heaven. I did not know him myself, but he who sent me to baptise with water had said to me, “The man on whom you see the Spirit come down and rest is the one who is going to baptise with the Holy Spirit.” Yes, I have seen and I am the witness that he is the Chosen One of God.
Adapted from the Gospel of John chapter 1 verses 29-34. (The second Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A)
Jordan Feliz - Witness (Lyric Video) - YouTube
Lord Jesus, help us never be ashamed to be your witnesses. May we be bold to say we believe in the one who sets us free from all that destroys our hope.