The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. As it is written in
Isaiah the prophet, “Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way, the voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.’”
To live in the world is to live in the wilderness, in exile. But there is a way home, and there is Someone to lead us home. Have you ever considered the remarkable fact that Someone has gone before you? That even when you cannot quite see it yet, Someone has prepared the way for you. Even in your wilderness and your confusion, there is a God who goes before you, who protects you, who guides you. Even in the strange places, you are not alone. Because Jesus (whose name is Emmanuel — God with us) walks before us, creating a path. Pray a prayer of thankfulness, that even when you think you are lost, God is with you, making a way.