Advent Reading from Sunday, December 9 - Luke 3:1-6
The Gospel writer, Luke, connects John the Baptist's calling to the prophet Isaiah in this passage.
He quotes the words of Isaiah that spoke of a way that God created for Israel's returning exiles. Things were crooked and rough for them in Babylon, but, by delivering them from slavery there, God provided a way that was straight and smooth.
I get the sense that God is doing the same in my heart.
In the areas of my life that I am rough around the edges (or not just around the edges), he is lovingly chipping away and smoothing things out. In the places where things are a little crooked, he is doing some straightening.
And I pray that through this, others will see his work of salvation.