The Great Equalizer

Luke 3:4-6

As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet,

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


I read these verses the other day and thought this simple thought:  The great equalizer, God/Christ.

Verse four is Isaiah foretelling the existence of John the Baptist, but verse five is the verse that really caught my attention.

Some might think it means that Christ is going to make everything easy.  No valleys to fall into, no hills to climb, no twisting and turning paths to navigate.  All the travels through life will be smooth sailing.  As long as I believe in God and accept Christ as my savior everything will be easy as pie because that’s what God does, makes things easy for me.

I don’t subscribe to that.

I look at verse five as saying God is the great equalizer, filling valleys and toppling mountains makes them equal.  Taking twists and turns out of the road makes the journey equal from start to finish as does taking the bumps out of the road, but it doesn’t make it easy.

God is the great equalizer.  The hills and valleys will always be there.  The road will be winding and rough but with knowledge and wisdom gained from leading an honest and righteous life, the knowledge and insight bestowed upon you by God for your work at leading a righteous life, the ups and downs, twists and turns are navigated.

We all have them, we all hit our bumps.  Some might think theirs rougher than others. That may be, but in the end the great equalizer allows them to be overcome by the righteous who can see.

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