The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
As it is written in Isaiah the prophet:
“Behold, I send My messenger ahead of You,
Who will prepare Your way;
The voice of one crying in the wilderness,
‘Make ready the way of the Lord,
Make His paths straight.’” ~ Mark 1:1-3
Centuries before it happened, Isaiah prophesied that John the Baptist would be a messenger going before Jesus to prepare His way. Today we can be messengers preparing the way for Jesus to return in majesty and power and glory. We don’t have to wear rough skins and eat locusts, but we do need to proclaim the Gospel to those we come in contact with. We also need to make a pathway for the Lord in our own hearts and lives.
Lord, give me the wisdom to take advantage of every opportunity to share Jesus with those around me. Take away my fear of being ridiculed or rejected and give me courage. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
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