Just as it was written in the scroll of Isaiah the prophet: A voice crying in the wilderness: prepare the way of the Lord; make his paths straight. Every valley will be filled and every mountain and hill will be leveled. The crooked will be made straight and the rough places made smooth. All humanity will see God’s salvation.    Luke 3:4-6

The coming of the Messiah was foretold in this passage from Isaiah.  John the Baptist was the voice crying in the wilderness, preparing the way for Jesus’ ministry.

As we prepare for the birth of Jesus in this Advent season, may we give thanks for this wonderful gift that was given to all humanity.