Monday, November 28, 2016

Preparing the Way for the Prince of Peace

As we approach the Second Sunday of Advent and prepare to light the candle of Peace, we must also prepare the way for the birth of the Christ child.

Jesus' birth did not just spring from a good idea. His birth was foretold in the Old Testament. Preparations had to be made for his arrival. During this week, I will be highlighting the scriptures that foretold of his birth and how his arrival will be announced.
Isaiah 40:3-5 New Living Translation (NLT)
3 Listen! It’s the voice of someone shouting,
“Clear the way through the wilderness
    for the Lord!
Make a straight highway through the wasteland
    for our God!
4 Fill in the valleys,
    and level the mountains and hills.
Straighten the curves,
    and smooth out the rough places.
5 Then the glory of the Lord will be revealed,
    and all people will see it together.
    The Lord has spoken!”
A voice will be shouting out to the people to "clear a way through the wilderness for the Lord". Just as the prophets of old, we, too, must lend our voices and prepare the way of the Lord.

Think about how you can announce the coming of Jesus' birthday. It is as simple as saying, "Merry Christmas."

Peace be with all of you who are in Christ.

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