“A voice is calling out, ‘Clear the way for the Lord in the wilderness; make smooth in the desert a highway for our God.’” Isaiah 40:3
or as Eugene Peterson phrased it: Thunder in the desert! “Prepare for God’s arrival! Make the road straight and smooth, a highway fit for our God. Fill in the valleys, level off the hills, Smooth out the ruts, clear out the rocks. Then God’s bright glory will shine and everyone will see it. Yes. Just as God has said.” (Isa. 40:3-5 in The Message)
Artists: Choose one phrase from this text that stands out to you. Ask yourself why that statement catches your attention? Now take a few minutes to paint the answer to that question.
Writers: Personalize this text as a poem. What needs to be cleared away and leveled out? How do we prepare for the arrival of the King?