John the Baptist quotes the prophecy of Isaiah: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight’. How can we prepare the way of the Lord this Advent? As Isaiah tells us, by proclaiming (in deed and in word) good news to the poor, freedom for the prisoners, recovery of sight for the blind, freedom for the oppressed and the year of the Lord’s favour.
Pray this week for the chance to proclaim to others the fullness of life that Jesus offers the world.
Give thanks for the work and witness of the Nippon Sei Ko Kai, the Anglican Church of Japan.
Text: Robert McLean, Partnerships Missioner
© Anglican Board of Mission, 2019