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By Reverand Carrie Benton
Pastor - Mountain Lakes Presbyterian Church 

Drop Your Bags


January 4, 2018

Listen! It’s the voice of someone shouting,

“Clear the way through the wilderness for the Lord!

Make a straight highway through the wasteland for our God!” [Isaiah 40:3]

The biblical image of “the wilderness” is a mixed bag - neither inherently good or inherently evil. It seems to be a neutral place, full of possibility and potential. It is often a metaphorical place we enter to discover something about ourselves, the world, God or all of the above.

The Israelites wandered around in the wilderness for 40 years. God gave them this time to shed the old ways of Pharaoh, the ways of...

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