The voice of one crying in the wilderness: “Prepare the way of the LORD; Make straight in the desert A highway for our God. – Isaiah 40:3-5
God is the author of history. Because history is really HIS STORY. God is also the inventor of time. He is eternal, with no beginning and no end. Yet, for the sake of our salvation, He set up a perfect timeline that is recorded in the Bible, from the beginning of creation to the Millennial Kingdom and beyond. As we walk through this Advent season, we can look back over 2000 years, and further, another 700 years before Christ, to the book of Isaiah the prophet.
Isaiah gives the message of another, known as the “last of the old testament prophets”, John the Baptist. John had a simple message: Repent, prepare your parched heart. Jesus is coming! In my early teens I was fascinated with the character of John the Baptist, a real “man’s man” who told it like it is, no matter the cost. A few years later, at age 17, John’s voice broke through the wilderness desert of my heart. I understood the true meaning of repentance and asked Jesus to be my Lord and King, forever. And I have never looked back.
Friend, have you heard the voice? Have you prepared your heart? God’s timeline is nearing the end. And Jesus is returning for His bride. Will you be ready? He is thinking of you now, even as you read these words. He loves you so much. ❤️