Luke 3:3-4 And he 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.
We have charge over something significant in our lives ~ that is our receptivity to Christ. In essence the above verse, spoken by John the Baptist as he heralded Christ’s ministry, tells us to cause the way of Jesus Christ into our hearts to be cleared of pretention; to be sincere, to be “on the level” with him, for that is what makes the way for him into our hearts. I don’t believe this is a one-time occurrence; I believe we need to “make his paths straight” every single day, and sometimes more than once a day! It's sincerity, desire, and longing, it is our invitation for the Savior, the Christ, to fill the gaps, to warm the chill inside us. Nothing else will do.
Pastor Lisa Bosworth