Isaiah 40:3-8 (NASB)
3 A voice is calling,
“Clear the way for the Lord in the wilderness;
Make smooth in the desert a highway for our God.
4 “Let every valley be lifted up,
And every mountain and hill be made low;
And let the rough ground become a plain,
And the rugged terrain a broad valley;
5 Then the glory of the Lord will be revealed,
And all flesh will see it together;
For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.”
6 A voice says, “Call out.”
Then he answered, “What shall I call out?”
All flesh is grass, and all its loveliness is like the flower of the field.
7 The grass withers, the flower fades,
When the breath of the Lord blows upon it;
Surely the people are grass.
8 The grass withers, the flower fades,
But the word of our God stands forever.
We may not like to think of ourselves as withering grass and fading flowers, but in God’s timing, our earthly existence is just as brief. However, God’s Word is eternal. His promises are always fulfilled; His mercies are new every morning. He has promised Jesus will come again, and if He says it will happen, it will happen. We need to be ready, with His way cleared in the wilderness of our hearts, ready for His return.
Lord, Your Word is eternal and eternally and absolutely true. You have promised that Jesus will come in glory, and we await that glorious day. Cleanse our hearts and make a smooth way for Him. In His Name we pray. Amen.
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