Re:Verse reading–Luke 3:1-20 (day one)
“The voice of one crying in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way of the Lord’ “–v 3
For Luke, John the Baptist is an essential part of the Christmas story. He will “make ready a people prepared for the Lord” said the angel. (Luke 1:17) Whether a man receives the gift of Christ often depends on his inner readiness.
Do we value preparation in the same way? Do we dedicate time, attention to the necessary steps that plow up the soil of our hearts for the promised seed?
We certainly practice this wisdom in the material realm! Think of the preparations we make! We decorate trees . We purchase and wrap gifts. We plan meals. No one expects Christmas to just “happen”. We get ready for it!
Seven days to go! Is your heart soft? Eyes open to sin? Soul sensitive to repentance? Before we can hear Jesus, we must listen to John.
Are you ready for Christmas?