A Voice at the Edge
(Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis)
“Let us prepare a path for the righteous one to shake up this world and make it heaven on earth.”
What does it mean to you to make heaven on earth?
In the fifteenth year of the reign of Emperor Tiberius, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, and Herod was ruler of Galilee, and his brother Philip ruler of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias ruler of Abilene, during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John son of Zechariah in the wilderness. He went into all the region around the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins, as it is written in the book of the words of the prophet Isaiah,
“The voice of one crying out in the wilderness:
‘Prepare the way of the Lord,
make his paths straight.
Every valley shall be filled,
and every mountain and hill shall be made low,
and the crooked shall be made straight,
and the rough ways made smooth;
and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.’”
This episode was written and recorded by Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis, the Senior Minister at Middle Collegiate Church in New York City. It was produced by Rev. Jim Keat. Background tracks include Relinquish, Reckoning, and Smooth Actor by Podington Bear.
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