Mark 1:4-7 NLT
 This messenger was John the Baptist. He was in the wilderness and preached that people should be baptized to show that they had repented of their sins and turned to God to be forgiven.  All of Judea, including all the people of Jerusalem, went out to see and hear John. And when they confessed their sins, he baptized them in the Jordan River.  His clothes were woven from coarse camel hair, and he wore a leather belt around his waist. For food he ate locusts and wild honey.
 John announced: “Someone is coming soon who is greater than I am-so much greater that I’m not even worthy to stoop down like a slave and untie the straps of his sandals.
The gospel of Mark is the shortest of the Gospels, so every chapter is filled with many things. As I read Mark 1 today, I considered verse 7, “John announced: ‘Someone is coming soon who is greater than I am-so much greater that I’m not even worthy to stoop down like a slave and untie the straps of his sandals.’”
Can you imagine anyone making such a statement in our world today? Can you imagine anyone expressing that he/she is not even worthy to stoop down and untie the straps of someone else’s sandals? John the Baptist did not express an exaggerated sense of self worth. He did not seek to elevate himself. Additionally, John pointed to Jesus. He did not point to some other person whose importance would fade with the passage of time. His words illustrated his perspective and purpose.
If there would be a sentence that would illustrate your perspective and purpose, what would it be?
Mark 1:4-7 NLT