God chose a man to proclaim His coming; that man was John.
Luke 1:17 - He will be a man with the spirit and power of Elijah, the prophet of old. He will precede the coming of the Lord, preparing the people for his arrival. He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and he will change disobedient minds to accept godly wisdom.
Luke 1:76 - And you, my little son, will be called the prophet of the Most High, because you will prepare the way for the Lord.
Luke 3:4-6 - Isaiah had spoken of John when he said, “He is a voice shouting in the wilderness: ‘Prepare a pathway for the Lord’s coming! Make a straight road for him! Fill in the valleys, and level the mountains and hills! Straighten the curves, and smooth out the rough places! And then all people will see the salvation sent from God.’
It was not an easy task, to be chosen to prepare the way for the Messiah to come.
John 3:28 - You yourselves know how plainly I told you that I am not the Messiah. I am here to prepare the way for him--that is all.
Today, recognize you have been given the same call. The King is coming back, and you can make it possible for others to see HIM.
Written by Inga-Lill Guzik. All Scripture References are from The New Living Translation