The wilderness

A voice cries in the wilderness, prepare the way for the Lord. This was the message of John the Baptist preparing the way for Jesus.

 

What is the wilderness?

It can mean so many things…

Confusion about what is right and wrong…

Depression casting a shadow on life…

Relationship challenges…

Health issues of various types…

Grief of various types…

The oppression of sin…

 

A wilderness can be a fearful, lonely, and confronting place.

 

John the Baptist calls to his listeners to repent for the kingdom of God is upon them.

 

The kingdom of God is God’s presence and his plan unfolding. At the Center of God‘s plan is Jesus. Jesus is our salvation and redemption, our way, our truth, and our life.

 

Advent is a time for us, in whatever experience of the wilderness we find ourselves in, to come closer to Jesus.

 

Advent is a time of Hope, a good news time, a time for liberation from sin and any other oppression.

 

It is a time for reflection and action.