Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord

Isaiah 40:3,4 – “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. Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain:”

Isaiah prophesied of a forerunner for the Messiah, his job was to prepare the way of the Lord. His task was to make a straight highway for our God. When I read the above passage, it reminds me of preparing a road for paving. The dirt has to be graded, the hills leveled out, and the valleys filled in. Then the road has to be packed down and scraped and leveled…smoothing all of the rough places. So who was this forerunner and how did he do all of this paving?

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