“Prepare the way of the Lord!” This is the big announcement for this week. The eccentric John the Baptist shows up baptizing people and telling them to get ready because the Messiah, the one we have been waiting for, for centuries is on his way.
Did you know that at that time it had been about 500 years since we heard from the last prophet Malachi and 700 years since hearing these same words “prepare the way of the Lord” from Isaiah. So this is a big deal!
Can you imagine the excitement of the Israelites as they heard this news! The scripture says the whole town came out to hear the news from John. This really is a big announcement. What does it mean for you and me today?
Take a moment to listen to this sermon from the 2nd Sunday in Advent as we explore this announcement and for whom Jesus is coming. Listen on YouTube and Spotify.