"For a child has been born for us, a son given to us, authority rests upon his shoulders and he is named wonderful counselor, mighty God, everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." Isaiah 6:6
"And you shall be called the prophet of the most high, for you will go before the the Lord to prepare his ways and to make the knowledge of salvation to his people.." Luke 1:76-77a
Remember having to write a resume? We would list all the positions we had held, talents and skills that would tell another that we have the great potential to be the answer for the open position! As Christians we are also charged with having a spiritual resume, including the things we have done for Christ and the spiritual gifts and talents we have shared throughout our service. The question posed to us by Advent is, "Have you updated that resume?" What are you doing in the present that will add to your future? Better yet, what are you doing in the present day to prepare the way for the Lord's future?
Preparing the way for the Lord is a daunting task, and along the journey a few miracles are required! Miracles are accomplishments that others considered impossible. Who can you recall in your life that represented such faith? Someone whose faith was able to see past the limitations of the senses and believe that with God all things are possible? I remember Pat Robinson in Las Vegas. She saw a need that was overwhelming and, instead of being frightened by the size of the task, she organized a group of senior knitting ladies into a group that made more than 1,000 pairs of gloves and hats each year for the homeless. Pat was a person of faith who realized that by herself, the task was too great. With the help of others, however, it was not only more than manageable, it would make a huge difference for the homeless community.
It is time to add to our spiritual resume. What will you do to bring the light of Christ's love that dwells within you to the forefront? How will you be preparing a way for the salvation of the Lord to come?
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