A shout coming from all the way from Isaiah; this ancient line became John the Baptist’s mission statement as he prepared hearts and minds for the coming Messiah.
John’s audience would have known exactly what he meant. They would have seen servants travelling ahead of an approaching king and filling in the potholes to level the bumpy roads so the king’s arrival would be as smooth as possible.
That’s what I want our goal for the next week to be: preparing the way and preparing room in our hearts to meditate on the death and resurrection of Jesus.
Just as we did last year, I am truly looking forward to the journey, so let’s get ready.