Transparency … A rare Advent gift

Clear_sky Isaiah 40:3 says, "A voice cries out: ‘In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.  Every valley shall be lifted up, and every mountain and hill be made low; the uneven ground shall become level, and the rough places a plain.  Then the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all people shall see it together, for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.’"

* The highway we prepare for God is our own heart, is it not?  How many hidden byways are there we would rather not let others see?  How many fears?  How many secrets?

* "Lord, make me more transparent to myself.  I am a mixture of light and shadow, rough and smooth, crooked and straight.  Let those around me get what they see when I encounter them.  No Hidden agendas.  May increasing transparency be one of the gifts I bring to those in my life."

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