“The voice of one crying out in the wilderness:
‘Prepare the way of the Lord,
make his paths straight,’”

Mark 1:3


From a humble corner of the wilderness a voice has declared that the Lord is coming. A voice from the wilderness was calling out. The lord, Jesus, was coming to reveal the values of God and give all those who believe eternal life. Jesus was coming to bring truth, light and mercy. Jesus was coming to show a new way to live amidst a world too often caught up in schemes and self-interest. Jesus was coming to become a guidepost for humankind and relieve those who believed. In his great mercy he was coming to forgive and show a new way. In our preparation for Jesus all that is asked is to follow the humble voice in the wilderness to make our paths straight for him.

Points of Reflection

  • What time during this advent season will you spend reflecting on Jesus’ arrival?
  • Is there a special way or time that you can spend reflecting on what Jesus means in your life?
  • How has Jesus brought truth, light and mercy in your life?

Blessings, until next time,
Bruce L. Hartman

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