The voice of him that cries in the wilderness,
prepare ye the way of the Lord.
Make straight in the desert
for our God.
This is the time of year when I get easily off track. Lost and wandering in a wilderness of winter doldrums, I have too much to do at work, too little time at home and farm to cherish and protect the precious relationships in my life.
Winter clings like a cement suit — a desert of deprivation gone on too long. I yearn for respite.
Today, a voice cries out to prepare myself and prepare a pathway for God to reach me, a God who actually has come for me.
It is time to look where I’m going, to walk a straight path with that goal in mind, and stop meandering meaninglessly. This path, if straight and true, will join thousands of others harkening to His call.
I am not alone on this road, not ever. Nor are you.