John the Baptist is the first to acknowledge the divinity of Jesus: “He was before me.” This subtle witness sets the stage for the unfolding of God’s plan for salvation.

God has a plan. Do I see myself as part of God’s plan? What happens if what is expected of me goes undone? Am I prepared to do what God has planned for me today?

Oh God, may I have full confidence in your plan. Although I do not know the details, may I be confident that you have a plan and that there is place for me in it.