Day 11 – The pied piper: what is the sound in me?
The years rolled on for Josiah and his brother. They both became devout followers of Christ.
I mention the devout part, because many followers back then and even in our modern times, are most certainly not devout. I don’t write that with a sense of judgement but rather after some critical observation.
There are many “on the fence” followers.
There are many ‘I’m following because it’s fashionable’ followers.
Truth is, the world doesn’t need more sports personalities. The world doesn’t need more rich people. The world doesn’t need more intelligent people. The world really needs more DEEP people.
And that’s who Josiah was. That’s who he became after that night his brother and he stood on that hill outside his city. He went on to study the scriptures. He went on to train as a teacher. He started writing too. Little did he know, that his words would go on to impact many Christians in the future…
A lot of his quotes would not be accredited to him. Josiah’s surname was never attached to the things he wrote. Quotes and prayers that he wrote, would have just his name attached: Josiah.
And then in time, his name fell away… and often a quote (that was in fact his) would just be dubbed:
And truth be told; that’s how Josiah would have wanted it to be…
“Less of him, more of Jesus.”