Matthew 3:4John’s clothes were made of camel’s hair, and he had a leather belt around his waist. His food was locusts and wild honey.
To me John the Baptist is a prime example that we should never judge a book by its cover. Here he is probably dirty and sweaty, dressed poorly and eating insects and yelling out to people to repent. Today one would look at him and stay as far away as possible thinking he is a lunatic. Yet he had the most profound and most important message. He was the deliverer of the good news that Christ was coming. And many were drawn to him.
You see he had God in him. It didn’t matter what he looked like or what he ate because God was using him to make a path for His Holy Son. God tends to do things like that, I have noticed. Throughout the Bible He uses the least likely characters to bring His story to us. Moses stuttered and refused to speak in person but God used him to save His people from Egypt. Esther was just a poor little jewish girl who God raised to be Queen and save her people in a time when women were just ornaments. John, well we covered that above. Paul was a persecutor of Christians but God brought him to his knees and made him to be one of His biggest speakers.
God did this with so many people throughout history. He can do this with any one of us. We just have to be open to what He wants to do with our lives and have faith that He can and will follow through with His promises. We also need to not judge others around us as well. We don’t know Gods plans for them and how He is using them as well. From one homeless person to a rich person. God uses us all.
Lord, Here we are on our knees with arms held high asking you to use us. We surrender to you our everything. There is nothing left for us except for you. We leave it all behind just to be used by you, Lord. Guide our steps, our words and our thoughts. May we use them all for your glory. In your heavenly name we pray AMEN