“The beginning of the good news about Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God, as it is written in Isaiah the prophet:
“I will send my messenger ahead of you,
who will prepare your way”--
I’ve never surfed, but from what I understand, apart from a lot of falling off and practicing - to really enjoy surfing you have to prepare for it. Be ready for the right waves, have your board properly prepared and be in the right place in your mind to focus on feeling the wave beneath you, shutting out all other distractions that might cause you to fall.
Advent is a time of preparation - a time when we get ready for what God is doing, a time when we remember what God has done. A time when we prepare ourselves not just to hear the message of Jesus birth but respond to it.
How prepared are you to hear this good news?
Have you done all you can? Have you prayed? Listen to God’s voice, waiting upon God?
We are almost at Christmas and today I’d like to invite you to set aside some time, 10 minutes, 15 or maybe more to prepare yourself for what God might say to you in these final days before Christmas.
Don’t read any more, just go and find a quiet place and be willing to listen, and as Dave said yesterday who prepared are you to respond?