We’ve Got a Trail to Blaze
January 22, 2021
Isaiah 40:3-5 (KJV)
3 "The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.
4 "Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain:
5 "And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it."
When Isaiah spoke these words he was telling us about a man we call John the Baptist. Several scriptures proclaim this message: Malachi 3:1; Matthew 3:3; Mark 1:2-3; Luke 3:4; and John 1:23. The message was about repentance, the messenger was John the Baptist, and the message was about Jesus being the fulfillment of these prophets words.
The message was simply this: “Prepare ye that way of the Lord. Make straight in the desert a highway for our God." The reason as one minister said was so that “the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shal see it together."
Look at these words to a song written by Steven Curtis Chapman:
Started out this morning
In the usual way
Chasing thoughts inside my head
Of all I had to do today
Another time around the circle
Try to make it better than the last
I opened up the Bible
And I read about you and me
Said we'd all been prisoners
And God's grace had set us all free
Somewhere between the pages
It hit me like a lightning bolt
I saw a big frontier in front of me
And I heard somebody say
Saddle up your horses
We've got a trail to blaze
Through the wild blue yonder of God's amazing grace
Let's follow our leader into the glorious unknown
This is a life like no other
this is the great adventure ...
Praise God! We are getting ready for the ride of our lives, so I thank You, Father, for the greatest adventure of a life time. In Jesus's name, Amen.
Blessings on the journey, and remember the best is yet to come.