He will also go before Him in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.”
This is the perfect time of the year to re-read the biblical account of the first Christmas. God’s Word amazes me in the way that even though the passage may be familiar, the Holy Spirit can always show us something fresh and new if we read with an open heart.
In the above passage, the Angel is speaking to John the Baptist’s father about the birth of John. We know that John prepared the way for the ministry of Jesus. The words “to make ready a people prepared for the Lord” jumped out at me. Those words are surely something to ponder on in today’s times. Are we a people prepared for the Lord? Are our hearts eagerly seeking the Messiah, our Savior?
As we are in the midst of the Christmas season, may we be sensitive to hear the Lord and be people moved by grace and mercy. May our hearts be prepared to share the true meaning of Christmas - Christ came to save each of us!