Merry Christmas! I know I’m a bit late, but still, hope you had a great time celebrating the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. We had a sort of “refresh” and now know that our Saviour was born into our lives! But did we prepare the way for him?
The Bible tells us that right before Jesus started His ministry here on earth, there was another prophet that was “preparing the way for Him”; we’re speaking of John the Baptist.
Even before birth, the Bible tells us there’s a direct relationship between John and Jesus. When the angel told Mary she was having Jesus, he also mentioned the following:
What’s more, your relative Elizabeth has become pregnant in her old age! People used to say she was barren, but she has conceived a son and is now in her sixth month.
And here we see that he’s the one actually “preparing” the Lord’s way:
The prophet Isaiah was speaking about John when he said,
“He is a voice shouting in the wilderness,
‘Prepare the way for the Lord’s coming!
Clear the road for him!’”
In Isaiah 40:3 the voice is a prophet, who in this case will prepare the way for the Lord.
The key aspect to notice here is what actually the message of John was. In other words, what must we do in our lives in order for Jesus to come to us?
The message of John was only about one thing, one single thing he preached.
In those days John the Baptist came to the Judean wilderness and began preaching. His message was, “Repent of your sins and turn to God, for the Kingdom of Heaven is near.”
REPENTANCE! Powerful insight.
If we want Jesus to enter in our hearts, we must repent! Truly repentance is the only thing that can get us a true relationship with Christ (besides faith of course).
What are you doing that is keeping you from God? Is it a bad habit, an out of marriage relationship, an addiction, a bad attitude maybe? Let’s examine our hearts and try to find those things that are wrong before God and repent!
Prayer: Father thank you for the sacrifice you made in Jesus Christ, please show me today what’s in my heart that I should not be doing at all… Give me the grace of true repentance so I can have a good relationship with you Father. In Jesus’ name, amen!
Remember: God is on your side! 😉
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