Advent day 10

Handel’s Messiah is one of my favorite things about Advent and Christmas. And today’s reading in the Old Testament is from the beginning of the oratorio: “Comfort Ye My People.”

Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to her that her warfare is ended, that her iniquity is pardoned, that she has received from the LORD’s hand double for all her sins. A voice cries: “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.  Isaiah 40. 1-4