2 and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” 3 This is he who was spoken of through the prophet Isaiah: “A voice of one calling in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.’”
As I think about the Christmas story, I am reminded that God has always had a plan that included us. He wants to be in relationship with us. He is the one who closes the distance and outstretches His hand towards us. He is the one who initiates. He turns towards us.
In this verse I hear God telling us to prepare for His arrival. He’s on His way. But will we prepare our hearts to receive Him? Will we bow our knee and our hearts before Him and repent? This heart preparation is not just limited to the Christmas story but is also relevant for today. Will I be prepared when He comes to speak to me today? Will I be repentant?
Father God, I thank you that You are a good God and desire us to be in relationship with You. May we be found ready in our hearts, through repentance.
Written by Gab Martin