Is anyone listening? Sometimes it can seem as though we are a lonely voice crying out in the wilderness.
"(John) came into all the district around the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins; as it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet, 'The voice of one crying in the wilderness, 'Make ready the way of the LORD, Make His paths straight. 'Every ravine will be filled, And every mountain and hill will be brought low; The crooked will become straight, And the rough roads smooth; And all flesh will see the salvation of God.' " (Luke 3.3-6)
Regardless of the popularity of the message, we are called to faithfully proclaim the promise of forgiveness through repentance, and the hope of the coming kingdom. It is urgent that everyone "make ready the way of the LORD," because the time is short. In an age of gross injustice, the ultimate justice of God's kingdom is coming.
Like John the baptist, we are His appointed messengers. We are His "advance team," preparing for the Second Coming of Christ as John prepared for His first coming. Current events indicate that this mission is an urgent priority. Through personal contact and pervasive media, we have the greatest opportunity that any age has ever seen.
Will you be part of the Second Coming preparation team?
©Steve Taylor, 2017 --Used by permission