Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Making ready

Luke 1:14-17
You will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth, for he will be great in the sight of the Lord. He must never drink wine or strong drink; even before his birth he will be filled with the Holy Spirit. He will turn many of the people of Israel to the Lord their God. With the spirit and power of Elijah he will go before him, to turn the hearts of parents to their children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous, to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.”

One who goes before
Not the main event
Filled with the Spirit
Making ready
With power
to turn a nation around
to make folk ready
to greet the Messiah
Not an easy task
But vital
to the Kingdom of God.

There will always be a need for those who prepare the way, for those who faithfully sow the seeds upon which others can build. May we be content with being forerunners to the main event.

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