For God has decreed the flattening
of each high mountain, of the everlasting hills,
the filling of the valleys to make the ground level
so that Israel can walk in safety under the glory of God.
Other years, it is taken from Isaiah, chapter 40, verse 31
Every valley shall be raised up,This message was reinforced in the Gospel of Luke this Sunday when John the Baptist
every mountain and hill made low;
the rough ground shall become level,
the rugged places a plain.
went through the whole Jordan district proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins, as it is written in the book of the sayings of the prophet Isaiah:
A voice cries in the wilderness:
Prepare a way for the Lord,
make his paths straight.
Every valley will be filled in,
every mountain and hill be laid low,
winding ways will be straightened
and rough roads made smooth.
And all mankind shall see the salvation of God.