1“Look! I am sending my messenger, and he will prepare the way before me. Then the Lord you are seeking will suddenly come to his Temple. The messenger of the covenant, whom you look for so eagerly, is surely coming,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies.

Malachi 3:1

6God sent a man, John the Baptist, 7to tell about the light so that everyone might believe because of his testimony. 8John himself was not the light; he was simply a witness to tell about the light. 9The one who is the true light, who gives light to everyone, was coming into the world.

John 1:6-9

Comforting, isn’t it, to know that the God we serve never changes. If he said it, it will come to be. Just as he spoke through prophets long ago, he sent a man, John the Baptist, to prepare the way for Jesus — to prepare the hearts of the people for the message of Jesus. John wasn’t the One and he knew it.

Since then, we all have a role to play in God’s grand scheme. Obviously, it isn’t to prepare for his first coming…that already happened! But very likely you can be instrumental in preparing someone for his second coming. In what ways are you specially prepared to serve those around you? How can you share the light of Jesus with someone today?

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