“As Christians Christ Has Commissioned Us to Prepare the Way of His Return 作為基督徒基督已差遣我們預備祂再來的道路“（Isaiah以賽亞書40:3-5）
A voice of one calling: ‘In the wilderness prepare the way for the Lord; make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be raised up, every mountain and hill made low; the rough ground shall become level, the rugged places a plain. And the glory of the Lord will be revealed, and all people will see it together. For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.’
The Holy Spirit led Zacharias to speak of his new-born son, John the Baptist, and his place in God’s great plan in the second part of Zacharias’ song which is often called ‘the Benedictus.’ Zacharias should know this Isaiah’s prophecy speaking for his son, the LORD’s messenger, who cries out in the wilderness and through his message of repentance prepares the way of Jesus who was the coming Messiah and King. The glory of the LORD is not revealed only to Jerusalem or Judah, but to every prepared heart. The certainty of this word is assured because the mouth of the LORD has spoken.
Prayer: Sovereign God, we often fail to appreciate how important Christ’s Great Commission for us to prepare the way of His second coming is just like the preparing work of John the Baptist for His first coming. Any great work of you begins with great preparation. Thank you that John had wonderfully fulfilled this important ministry. May we take courage to follow his feet to fulfil the Great Commission entrusted to us. Amen.