I’m up to my eyeballs in the 31 days of Christmas, but I cannot resist the challenge offered by Five Minute Friday! Today’s word prompt is PREPARE. I’ve got 5 minutes to write off the top of my head (or heart!). First I’ll drop in the graphic and I’ll link up my 31 days of Christmas because, hey, advertising is allowed!
I’m not really prepared this morning to write. And, I am NEVER prepared to attend the #FMFPARTY on Twitter at 10 o’clock EST on Thursday night. I’m afraid I am in REM sleep by 10 p.m. so I drop in to the party very late on Friday morning and see what the challenge word is. This morning I feel quite unprepared but the very first thing that popped into my head when I saw the word was,
Prepare you the way!
THAT was John the Baptizer’s plan and purpose in life. He was born to Elizabeth and Zacharias, in their late middle age, after being barren for years. He was made for this: Preparing the way for our Lord and Savior’s ministry here on earth. He called people to repentance. He baptized them and then one day as he stood in the river Jordan, he looked up and saw HIM. His cousin, Jesus, the son of the carpenter and his Aunt Mary. I wonder, was he prepared for that moment? Was he surprised to see him? Was he prepared for what came next?
Me? Baptize YOU? But, Lord, I am not worthy.
Prepared? Whether he was or not, John did.
Had been prepared.