Cruce Tectum

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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Prepare the Way of the Lord

John the Baptist bids us "prepare the way of the Lord" this Advent Season. Luther comments:

"The preparing here means to make ready the way, to put out of the way all that interferes with the course of the Lord, just as the servant clears the way before the face of his master by removing wood, stones, people and all that is in the way. But what was it that blocked the way of Christ and John was to remove? Sin, without doubt, especially the good works of the haughty saints; that is, he should make known to everybody that the works and deeds of all men are sin and iniquity and that all need the grace of Christ. He who knows and acknowledges this thoroughly is himself humble and has well prepared the way for Christ" (http://www.orlutheran.com/html/mlsemt11.html).

God grant us all to know that there is no good within us, that we are wholly corrupt and sinful, and that all our good and righteousness comes from Christ alone, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. In this way we are rightly prepared to received Him who comes to us in the Name of the Lord, even Jesus Christ our Savior.

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