Christmas Devotionals – 12/05

By Steve Boyer
Isaiah 40:3-5
“A voice is calling, “Clear the way for the LORD in the wilderness; Make smooth in the desert a highway for our God. “Let every valley be lifted up,  And every mountain and hill be made low;  And let the rough ground become a plain,  And the rugged terrain a broad valley;
Then the glory of the LORD will be revealed,  And all flesh will see it together;  For the mouth of the LORD has spoken.”
This passage is the foretelling of John the Baptist. Isaiah wrote it some 700 years before John was born. How did Isaiah know that……because God had a plan.
Back in Gen. 3:15, we’re told that Jesus would come and someday bruise the head of Satan. How did Moses know that thousands of years before it happened…..because God had a plan.
When Mary was told about being the mother of Jesus she was also told that Elizabeth was pregnant with John, whom this passage refers to. How did it happen that John was going to be born in time to be the fore runner of Jesus….because God had a plan.
God is surprised by nothing that happens because He has a plan and, according to Job 42:2, no plan of His can be thwarted.
Some years ago there was a Country and Western song call “Jesus, Take the Wheel”.  Catchy title but totally untrue.  Our hands may be white knuckle gripping the wheel or we may throw them up in frustration, but there is no time when Jesus’ hands are not on the wheel. Yesterday, today and tomorrow Jesus’ hands are on the wheel because…..God has a plan.
And the promise of the season all those years ago is still true today, “fear not” because…..God has a plan.