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Dec 7 – Prepare the Way!

A voice of one calling; In the desert prepare the way for the Lord; make straight in the Wilderness a highway for our God.

Isaiah 40:1–11

This reminds me of the opening song in the movie from the 60’s: Godspell.  

As the disciples are coming together, they sing, “Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord.”

Isn’t that what we’re doing during this Advent Season? As we prepare for Christmas, we are preparing our hearts, our homes, our very lives for the coming of the birth of our Lord.

We do the same thing as we learn about God from a young age.  We prepare a way for the Lord to reach out and connect with us, a way to get to know the Creator of the world, the author and perfecter of our faith.  

We do this through scripture, through prayer, through Sunday School stories and sermons.

We learn this as we experience his love and provision every day as we grow in our faith.

As we face joy, disappointment, heartache and every other emotion and experience in human life, we prepare a way to strengthen our faith in God.

Lord, as we come into this Advent Season, help us to prepare our hearts, minds and souls to receive you into our very lives. Amen.

Bobby Jones

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