Bringing the Text to Life

Dream the World Better Isaiah 40:1-11

Dream the World Better

When God forgives, the slate is wiped clean.


Isaiah dreamed of a better world, and Jesus Christ brought that dream to life. When the birth of Jesus is celebrated at Christmas, remember he is the one who has the power to straighten us out, but also the grace and love to restore us. He makes the rough places smooth and the crooked ways straight.



For material based on today’s gospel text, see “Circles or Straight Paths?” December 7, 2014.


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