1 The beginning of the good news about Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God, 2 as it is written in Isaiah the prophet:
“I will send my messenger ahead of you,
who will prepare your way]—
3 “a voice of one calling in the wilderness,
‘Prepare the way for the Lord,
make straight paths for him.’” – Mark 1:1-3
Today starts the beginning of the advent season. As a kid, I always thought advent was a little silly. I didn’t really get what it was all about, and why everyone made such a big fuss over it. However, I’ve begun to realize that it’s actually an awesome tradition. It’s a time of the year that we can start thinking about Jesus and what He did for us.
Advent can be powerful if we take some time to think about how we’ve been touched by Jesus. I can’t count the ways that Jesus has helped my life. He set me free from low self-esteem. Jesus has helped me with fear, sickness, been a constant source of encouragement through trouble.
Today’s verse talks about the good news of Jesus the Messiah. Jesus is good news. He’s good news for all of us.
I’m sure if you sit and think, you’ll realize that Jesus has done a lot for you too. Challenge yourself to think of all the ways His sacrifice has helped make your life better. There’s so much to thank Him about this holiday season.
So don’t let the advent season become dull and stale in your life. Instead, put some thought into Jesus and what He’s meant to your life. Choose to prepare your heart for Jesus, this advent season.