Wednesday, May 7, 2008

In the desert...

According to Mark 1:3 we know of John the Baptist as "a voice of one calling in the desert", and the messages he was speaking, "'Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.' "
So John is in the desert, speaking to those who are not.
But when you read Isaiah 40 it looks slightly different;
A voice of one calling: "In the desert prepare the way for the LORD ; make straight in the wilderness a highway for our God."
So is John the 'voice calling in the desert'? or is John the voice calling... 'In the desert, in the wilderness... make straight a highway for their God?
Spiritually speaking we know that those who John was speaking to were in fact in a desert, and would remain there until they repented of their sin and accepted Christ as Lord.
Even as a Christian, Isaiah 40:3 provided fresh revelation for me. When you feel like you're in a dry season, when you're in the desert, when you're in the wilderness, 'make straight...a highway for the Lord'.

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