A voice of one calling: ‘In the wilderness prepare the way for the Lord; make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Isaiah 40:3
The Prophet Isaiah proclaimed these words in the 8th century B.C. John the Baptist echoed them at the beginning of Jesus’ ministry. They are ancient words that continue to have great meaning and significance to our lives as followers of Christ.
We have begun the season of Advent, the four weeks before Christmas. Advent is a time of preparation, a time to prepare to receive again the Christ Child, and to prepare for His return.
But as I said in worship yesterday, preparation is not about stockpiling food and water for the “end times” rather we are to prepare ourselves to both expect God and say “yes” to God at all times.
Look again at Isaiah’s words: “Make straight in the desert a highway for our God.” Don’t just expect God to crash your party, rather make it easy – give God a straight access to your all.
As you travel through this Advent season, be prepared for God. Expect God. Say “yes” to God.
Peace (Hope, Joy and Love)