1“Comfort, comfort my people,”says your God. 2“Speak tenderly to Jerusalem. Tell her that her sad days are gone and her sins are pardoned. Yes, the Lord has punished her twice over for all her sins.”3Listen! It’s the voice of someone shouting,“Clear the way through the wilderness for the Lord! Make a straight highway through the wasteland for our God! 4Fill in the valleys,and level the mountains and hills. Straighten the curves, and smooth out the rough places. 5Then the glory of the Lord will be revealed, and all people will see it together. The Lord has spoken!”Isaiah 40:1-5
My heart says, “Wow!”
Pause. Imagine for a moment that Jesus is sitting right in front of you. He gently takes your face in his hands and speaks words of comfort to you. He says,”Don’t be sad! Your sins are forgiven! Look, I am leveling the path before you, straightening the curves, removing the obstacles, restoring your strength!”
Look! The glory of the Lord is revealed in you! The Lord has spoken!