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  • Writer's pictureKelly Lesser

Proclaim His Glory

Isaiah 40:3-5 “A voice of one calling: "In the desert prepare the way for the LORD; make straight in the wilderness 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 mankind together will see it. For the mouth of the LORD has spoken."

From the moment sin entered the world, the people of God had been waiting for the coming of the promised Messiah. While there were periods of time in the history of the people of Israel where they were faithful to the Lord, would follow His commands and were under His blessing - there were also many times where they were disobedient. They often found themselves in exile, captivity or under the rule of other nations as a consequence of their disobedience. Even when they wanted to follow the Lord’s commands, the reality was that they could never keep them in a way that would lead to their salvation.

Yet, God, in His faithfulness, had put into motion the plan to ultimately redeem His people. Isaiah’s prophecy reaffirmed this promise, speaking of a way being prepared for the Messiah to come. And centuries later, these very words would be written about John the Baptist who had been sent to proclaim that the Messiah had indeed come.

Today, we live on the other side of this Good News. Each year at Christmas, we celebrate the coming of the Messiah, who came in fulfillment of that promise made so many years ago.

What a great gift we have been given in Jesus Christ, our Messiah. To know that when we put our faith in Christ and submit ourselves to Him as Lord, He is faithful to save us as He has promised to be faithful. What a message of hope for our world that so often seems like it is a spiritual desert or wilderness.

As we enter into the Advent and Christmas season, we have this amazing message to proclaim to the world. Let us lift our own voices and proclaim that the Messiah has come and that he brings salvation with Him. And let us worship him with joy as we proclaim His glory for all to see.


This article was originally published in The Recorder Vol 60 No 6


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