We Are Forerunners for Jesus
And he will go on before the Lord, in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the parents to their children and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous - to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.  --- Luke 1:17

We spend so much time searching for our purpose in the world. God created us in love and placed His eternal purpose within us before we were yet conceived. Our 'purpose in life serves' the world, but 'it is not found' in the world. The revelation of our purpose (to demonstrate the love of our Savior) comes at its appointed time just as the changing of the seasons occur. I believe the greatest and most honorable responsibility human beings have is to raise children within the realm of love that Jesus demonstrates toward us. By doing so we help them to be able to make the connection and believe in Who we tell them Jesus is. Look at John - he was filled with the Holy Spirit while still in his mother's womb - his purpose was intact. He grew to be a forerunner for Jesus - speaking truth to the people and winning souls for Jesus before they had yet seen Him. We, too, are forerunners for Jesus. We are purposed to help prepare people for Jesus' return. This is the season of celebrating Jesus' first arrival in the earth. Let's not dismiss our responsibility of sharing the Good News of His coming over 2000 years ago to a world that desperately needs to realize that He is coming back again one day soon.