Though John never performed a miraculous sign,
all that John said about this man was true.
John the Baptist had been dead for two years, but his influence was alive and well.
He wasn’t remembered for his miracles, for he performed none; but he was remembered for his words. His passion was to introduce Jesus to the world and the world to Jesus.
You gratefully remember someone who profoundly influenced you, don’t you: a parent, or teacher, or friend?
That person may have been gone for years, forgotten by most; but not by you, because by word and life that was the person who introduced you to Jesus.
Someone, somewhere, will remember you for something. What do you wish to be remembered for? What will you be remembered for?
Life doesn’t last long, but influence does.