What a powerful piece of scripture. The writer of Luke offers a beautiful poetic rendering of the power behind the words and ministry of John the Baptist. Come down to the river and be washed clean. Be made righteous in the eyes of God. This message echoes throughout the corridors of time. “Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be made low, and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways made smooth; and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.” It speaks of renewal, of a righting of wrongs, of the imperfect being transformed into the perfect vision of God. It is a command to us to be ready. For the coming of the Lord shall be mighty indeed.
Gracious and Mighty King, Master of everything. We are willing. We are waiting. We will rejoice in your presence. Amen