What a blessed day! A great way to begin a very busy week.
I was reminded today how much God really does care about all the little things His children hold dear. A friend had scheduled for a Christmas card photo shoot today. We all awakened to a rainy and dreery NOLA day. So, we started to pray and look for alternate (indoor) venues to shoot. As the clouds continued to hang around, and rain on and off all day…would you believe that for that little bit of time we planned to shoot pictures, the weather was GORGEOUS! 🙂 I’ve said it before, and hear me say it again…GOD ROCKS!!
1 “Comfort, comfort my people,”
says your God.
2 “Speak tenderly to Jerusalem.
Tell her that her sad days are gone
and her sins are pardoned.
Yes, the Lord has punished her twice over
for all her sins.”
3 Listen! It’s the voice of someone shouting,
“Clear the way through the wilderness
for the Lord!
Make a straight highway through the wasteland
for our God!
4 Fill in the valleys,
and level the mountains and hills.
Straighten the curves,
and smooth out the rough places.
5 Then the glory of the Lord will be revealed,
and all people will see it together.
The Lord has spoken!”
Isaiah 40:1-5 NLT
What a great scripture! I just mentioned how busy this week is going to be, and then find this scripture. (Yes, I don’t plan the scripture, I start writing and pray God will lead me to it. ) Yes, I know the obvious prophecies this scripture is referring to, but if you will allow, I’m going to be transparent and explain what it spoke to me.
We allow ourselves to be so preoccupied during this season that often we forget what the season is about! We get so busy with the STUFF of Christmas, that the REASON for Christmas is lost “in the wilderness.“
What did the Scripture say? “Clear the way through the wilderness for the Lord! Make a straight highway through the wasteland for our God! Fill in the valleys, and level the mountains and hills. Straighten the curves, and smooth out the rough places. Then the glory of the Lord will be revealed, and all people will see it together.”
Will we strive to be that voice calling out?
**Father, help me to not fear being Your voice. Give me the strength not to hide in the wilderness, but to begin to clear the way so that all people will see Your glory! Amen!**