In Sunday School Joey learned how God created everything.
He was especially intent when the teacher talked about God creating
the woman from the man's rib.

Later that week, Mom noticed Joey lying down acting like he was hurting.
She asked, "What's the matter honey?"

He said, "My side hurts. I think God is preparing me to have a wife."

Isa 9:6
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the
government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall
be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The
everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

Isa 40:3
The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye
the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway
for our God.

Light from the Word.

Christmas is more than Christ being born.
Itís a reminder that He is coming again!

In Is. 9:6 above, God was telling the people to be PREPARED.
A child would be born who would be "The mighty God, The
everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace."

Then, Is. 40:3 tells the people to prepare the way for the "LORD" to lead!
This prophecy was about the fact that God was going to relieve them
of the Babylonian captivity.
And, they could return to Judah and Jerusalem.

But they must make the way "straight"!
The travel would include going where there were no highways or roads.
They must prepare the food needed and be ready to march down the
brambles, ford the creeks and streams.

God did as He said in both cases.
1st, He relieved Israel of the captivity from Babylon.
2nd, the Christ child was born - God in a man.

Just as God said, it DID happen!
Jesus was born King of kings, Lord of lords!
He went to the cross, died for our sins, was buried and rose again!
He ascended to heaven with a promise of return!

And again today, God is saying "Prepare ye the way of the LORD!"

He IS coming again!!

Acts 1:10-11
10 And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up,
behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;
11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into
heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven,
shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.

Today, Christians are to live through the wilderness of life, and tell others
of His soon arrival!!

Are you READY?
Are you PREPARING others?

Love ya!
Bro. Bruce