Make straight paths!
“In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the Desert of Judea…Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.”
There’s a ton to get done this time of year, isn’t there? As much as we try, it’s hard not to get caught up in the frenzy of the season, running all over the place. A lot of our preparation is secular, which isn’t bad in and of itself. Parties and presents and decorations have their place. God calls us to prepare, too. What does it mean to “to make straight paths for Him?” It means to make the way of God’s Advent as easy and smooth as possible. The shortest distance between two points is a straight line. We all have things that are obstacles to God. You know what yours are and I know what mine are. Get rid of them. Make it as easy as possible for God to come to you. I look at my life, and maybe you can look at your life, too, and I see where God has never failed to bring me His good gifts despite many obstacles I’ve put up. This year, I’m going to try something different. I’m going to try to make it less difficult for Him.
“You can put this another way be saying that while in other sciences the instruments you use are things external to yourselves (things like microscopes and telescopes), the instrument through which you see God is your whole self. And if a man is not kept clean and bright, his glimpse of God will be blurred — like the moon seen through a dirty telescope. ” C.S. Lewis
A blessed Advent —
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