The Upper Room 15 May 2022 Daily Devotional – Preparing the Way

The Upper Room 15 May 2022 Daily Devotional
The Upper Room 15 May 2022 Daily Devotional for Sunday Message. Read The Upper Room 15 May 2022 Daily Devotional by Kathy Bunse (Missouri, USA)

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TOPIC: Preparing the Way

TODAY’S READING
Matthew 3:1-12

KEY VERSE: A voice of one calling: “In the wilderness prepare the way for the Lord; make straight in the desert a highway for our God.” – Isaiah 40:3 (NIV)

The Upper Room 15 May 2022 Daily Devotional MESSAGE

I like to hike, so I volunteered to help clear a new path at a local nature area. Walking to our work area wasn’t easy. We crossed a couple of streams, inched down steep inclines, and trudged up hills. Carrying sharp tools made the journey even more difficult. Thankfully, our project leader had prepared for our arrival by tying ropes to sturdy trees that enabled us to descend and climb slippery slopes.

After several hours of cutting back limbs and removing small saplings, we reached the top of a hill and were rewarded with a beautiful view of the lake. Because of our work, future hikers will enjoy the same view, then continue on down the completed trail.

As I worked, the words, “Prepare the way for the Lord,” came to mind. I thought about how John the Baptist prepared the way for Jesus’ ministry and how Jesus prepared the disciples to spread the gospel. Each generation of Christians paves the way for the next. Scripture, prayer, and the support of fellow Christians guide us on our spiritual journey. With these tools, we are well prepared not only to tell people we meet about Jesus but to enable them to see Jesus through the way we live.

TODAY’S PRAYER
Heavenly Father, thank you for the faithful Christians who have spread the gospel through the years. Guide us as we prepare the way for new believers. Amen.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
How will I prepare to share Christ with others today?

PRAYER FOCUS
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The Upper Room 15 May 2022 Daily Devotional Message. The Upper Room is a daily devotional magazine published in more than 30 languages and 100 countries around the world. The daily meditations are written by readers of the magazine and others interested in sharing their faith experiences through writing—both laity and clergy, published authors and new writers. The meditations are stories of real people working to live faithfully with the Bible as their touchstone. Every day, readers of The Upper Room around the world read the same story in many different languages and pray the same prayer together. Read More

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