Prepare the way for the Lord; make His paths straight. (Luke 3:4b)
John’s job was to ready the masses to receive the Messiah. His task was to “make His paths straight,” not because Jesus wasn’t able to find His own way into people’s hearts, but because people always have barriers that prevent a clear view of who Jesus really is.
John’s job was to clear away any obstacles that might have kept people from seeing and responding to Jesus.
Now, that job belongs to you and me.