John Built God’s Heavenly Highway

By Clifton Fox, Church of Christ

If the “highway” of Isaiah 35:8-9 is a new concept to you, you may ask: “Where does one find God’s Highway and am I on it?” I’ve traveled the highway which goes through the Austrian Alps…mountains with 15,000 foot peaks, rocky ravines and rugged cliffs. However, the Highway of God is not a mountainous road: It’s straight and level, without hills. Jesus spoke of this when He pleaded for men to choose the right road… the highway of God: “the straight way that leads to life” (Mt. 7:13).  How did it get “straight and level, without mountains or hills?”  It started from prophecy that pointed to a man named John (Isa 40:3). Luke 3:1-4, quotes that text, describing the mission of John the Baptist.

“The voice of one crying 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 crooked shall become straight and rough places shall become level ways, and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.”

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