Wednesday of the 4th Week of Advent 2015
The readings of today points to the messenger of God, he who is to make straight the path for the Messiah, “he who will be great before the Lord and filled with the Holy Spirit, he who was going to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just and make ready the Lord a people prepared.” (Luke 1:15-17). That person being talked about isn’t just John, my dear friend; that person is you. You are called to be that messenger of God, God has already filled you with the Holy Spirit, He has given you greatness. You are the one to turn back hearts to Him, you are the one to prepare people to receive Christ when He comes again as King. Just as it was written on the tablet, so is God telling you: “Your name is John”.
There are people in need of the good news of God’s love today. Give words of encouragement to colleagues, share a Bible passage or a meditation with friends, give the downcast ones hope, be kind, be merciful, let the see Christ’s image in you. Be that messenger of the Lord. So why don’t you take on the mantle of John the Baptist and prepare the hearts of people around you for Christ’s coming this Christmas as well as His Second Coming in glory.
May the Holy Spirit dwell in us bringing good tidings in our lives as we endeavour to be a path through which people can find Christ. Amen.