The scripture for today, July 27, is Luke 7:27 as found in the New Testament of the Bible:
“This is the one about whom it is written: ‘I will send my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way before you.’ “
“The way” could also be considered “the path” or “the road”. To prepare “the way” would be to straighten out the curves temporarily leading in the wrong direction, or clear out the stumbling rocks, or fill in the jarring ruts made when it rains.
We can prepare “the way” ahead of crises for our loved ones by example, by being a true friend, by prayer, by sharing the Word of God. Life is hard. Are we always preparing “the way” for people we know?
Today think of someone for whom you can begin to prepare “the way”.
DISCUSSION QUESTION: TELL ABOUT A TIME WHEN SOMEONE PREPARED THE WAY FOR YOU TO GO THROUGH A DIFFICULT TIME.