The Thought for the Week this week is written by Mandy Stinglehamner

by Susie Jean Sharkey

John 3:30: “He must increase, but I must decrease”

I don’t think I have ever fully understood this verse!

I know it to be true, and that it should be the desire of my heart, but I always had a niggling thought at the back of my mind, that the ‘I must decrease’ part meant a negation into nothingness. However recently I saw it differently.

The ‘I must decrease’ means what it says, but it’s not into a void.

The decreasing is decreasing so that we can be a part of Christ!

And it actually means becoming more and more hidden in Him,

more and more submerged in Him,        

seeing things His way,   

communing more intimately with Him

being more wrapped in His love and protection.

What a wonderful truth!