Isaiah 40:3-5 A voice cries: “In the wilderness prepare the way of the LORD; make straight in the desert a highway for our God. 4 Every valley shall be lifted up, and every mountain and hill be made low; the uneven ground shall become level, and the rough places a plain. 5 And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together, for the mouth of the LORD has spoken.”
When someone important comes to town, you pull out all the stops. When someone you care about comes to your house, you clean it up, make your best meal, put your best foot forward. When God Himself comes to earth, and reveals His glory in the face of a human babe, let every heart prepare him room! Clean up the sewage of sin and clean out the guilt garbage. Let pride be turned into sorrow and despair into joy! Let complacency give way to fervor and despondency to exultation. He is coming. He has come. He comes again. And He brings glory. The glory as of the only begotten of the Father full of grace and truth. The glory of the sun. The gory glory of the cross and of a cross-free eternity beyond. The voice is still crying. The mouth of the Lord has still spoken. Prepare His ways!