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Read Luke 3:1-6

Thursday

Read Luke 3:1-6

Luke 3:1–6 (GNB):  3:1  It was the fifteenth year of the rule of the Emperor Tiberius; Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, Herod was ruler of Galilee, and his brother Philip was ruler of the territory of Iturea and Trachonitis; Lysanias was ruler of Abilene,
2  and Annas and Caiaphas were high priests. At that time the word of God came to John son of Zechariah in the desert.
3  So John went throughout the whole territory of the River Jordan, preaching, “Turn away from your sins and be baptized, and God will forgive your sins.”
4  As it is written in the book of the prophet Isaiah: “Someone is shouting in the desert: ‘Get the road ready for the Lord; make a straight path for him to travel!  5  Every valley must be filled up, every hill and mountain levelled off. The winding roads must be made straight, and the rough paths made smooth.  6  The whole human race will see God’s salvation!’ ”

Think

When the people were in Exile it seemed impossible to get home.  Isaiah prophesied an easy route being carved into the desert.  As John raises his voice he calls people like you and I back to God - and Jesus makes the path straight and simple.

Pray

Clear the way for me to draw closer to you O God.

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