Holy Awe - John 1:27

I wonder if we have lost our sense of holy awe. This 1-minute devotion shows John the Baptist's awe of Jesus.

Realizing the Wonder of Christ and His love for us... 

Have we lost our sense of holy awe? 

Have we lost sight of our Lord's magnificent glory, power, love, purity, and perfection? 

Have we lost sight of the fact that He sees things we don't and understands the whole picture of which we see a tiny piece?

He asks us to be His friend, His follower, and His child, but have we forgotten that we don't deserve any of these things? They all come through His Grace - His undeserved favor and love.

John the Baptist, a sold-out man of God who was martyred for his faith said this:

"I'm not even worthy to be his slave and untie the straps of his sandal."* John 1:27 NLT

It's important in our self-focused world to understand God's grace. Only when we understand it is undeserved do we begin to see the magnitude of His love for us.

Dear Friends, let's pray to develop our sense of holy awe.
* It was the duty of the lower slaves to untie the sandals of their master. Thus John was saying he wasn't even worthy to be the lowest slave to Christ.

I encourage you to read 8 Statements Christians Should Make Each Day. It will inspire you to have a holy awe each morning!


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I wonder if we have lost our sense of holy awe. This 1-minute devotion shows John the Baptist's awe of Jesus.


  1. Very humbled...worthy of pondering while praying incessantly. ....

  2. Yes, I would to, because of who He is!

  3. How can someone NOT BE in awe of God? Everything exists because of Him...EVERYTHING!

  4. Magnificent God, Jesus, and Holy Spirit ♥️

  5. And it's amazing how Jesus said about John that all the law and the prophets were under john the baptist.

  6. That is why I love him so much. I am not deserving but he died for me.

  7. Holy Holy Holy is our God Almighty... the one that was and is and is to come...
    Thankyou JESUS our King of King and Lord of Lords ....

  8. And they which were sent were of the Pharisees. And they asked him, and said unto him, Why baptizest thou then, if thou be not that Christ, nor Elias, neither that prophet? John answered them, saying, I baptize with water: but there standeth one among you, whom ye know not; he it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe's latchet I am not worthy to unloose. These things were done in Bethabara beyond Jordan, where John was baptizing.
    John 1:24‭-‬28 KJV