Road Workers*

History books tell us that when an important Roman citizen was traveling, several road workers would travel ahead of that person. Why? They would prepare the way for the traveler. They would make sure that the road was safe and comfortable to ride on. It would be wonderful if that happened to us today! When we are traveling, a road crew could go ahead of us. They could fix potholes and make sure there were no obstacles on the road. That would be a great way to travel!
John the Baptizer was like a Roman road worker. John did not fix roads. His job was to prepare the way for Jesus. John told the people that Jesus was coming so they could be ready for Him.
Are you ready for God’s Son, Jesus, to come back to earth? You can be ready by telling people about Jesus, by giving your offerings so people can be missionaries around the world, and by living like Jesus each day.