[From the prophet Isaiah] Watch closely: I’m sending my preacher ahead of you; He’ll make the road smooth for you.
As prophesied by Isaiah, John the Baptizer appeared and began his ministry of baptizing people into God’s kingdom. He knew his limits: “The real action comes next: The star in this drama, to whom I’m a mere stagehand, will change your life.” (Vs.7)
I enjoy watching reality shows, such as American Idol and The Voice. It pleases me to see winners’ names as being the opener for a bigger star. Our hometown gal, Jordin Sparks from Glendale, Arizona, has opened for big stars, such as The Jonas Brothers and Britney Spears.
Unlike John the Baptist, whose career was cut short upon his untimely beheading, Jordin has soared as a performer.
Dear Lord, we are grateful for those who come before us and make our paths smoother. Amen.