As we enter into the Christmas season we find that there are many other celebrations that are trying to compete with the celebration of Christ’s birth. As we find in today’s passage, John’s disciples were jealous of the people flocking to Jesus. But John knew that the one to be exalted was Jesus, not himself. It was Jesus who had complete authority, because He was sent from heaven and has seen and heard what is true. So let us, like John, use our time here on earth to bring glory to God and point others to Jesus.