15 (John testified to him and cried out, “This was he of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me ranks ahead of me
because he was before me.’”) 16 From his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.
Sometimes it is hard to imagine that we are given grace upon grace! This may seem strange to think about, but in the first chapter of John’s Gospel we get the entire scope of what Jesus came to do. All of it culminates in the reality that we find abundance in God. It’s that simple….I mean quite literally that simple. How do we respond to this abundance? Perhaps the sad reality is we often believe we are not worthy of this gift instead of realizing that God is giving us grace upon grace freely, so we can witness to his radical love for us and all humanity. John models the response for us when he cries out a proclamation pointing people to Jesus. Witnessing to Jesus is one of the major themes in the Gospel of John and important for us to remember. God desires that we will cry out to those we meet and tell the story we know from a place of radical abundance. It begs the question: what message or messages are we crying out at home, school, work, the gym, or on the streets about Jesus? Are we proclaiming the abundance we experience from God or are we allowing the world to tell us we do not have enough?