In the desert prepare the way for the Lord; make straight in the wilderness a highway for our God. Isaiah 40:3
Dictionary.com says that a desert is
-any area in which forms of life can exist because of lack of water, permanent frost, or absence of soil.
-any place lacking in something
-of, pertaining to, or like a desert; desolate; barren.
We are in the desert right now. America is the land of the free, but we are not really free. The majority of us are walking around following trends, fashions, and behaviors because we think we should. People boast how in America you are free to do whatever you want, think and act how you want, and wear what you want, but they are wrong. How many times do you pick up a magazine and Say, "oooh, I want that!", "I HAVE to have it"? Whether its is Glamor Magazine, or Popular Mechanics, people are always out to sell you something. And not just sell you something, but tell you something as well. Fashion magazines tell young girls that they are not pretty if they don't wear the latest fashions, the radio tells young men that it's okay to demean women and call them all sorts of nasty words, and NOTHING in our general society talks about God. The Bible tells you just as easily how to dress, how to talk, how to treat women and human beings in general. But no one looks to God to tell them what to do because it's not "popular". Being a Christian is not popular. Have you noticed how if you talk about how great God is, you will get a whole bunch of wohoos from Catholics, Jewish, Christian and Muslim alike (Muslims worship the same God as us, just a different name)? But if you DARE to mention Jesus, everyone will go silent, 'cept for Christians of course.
It is if our world is backwards. Everyone rewards and accepts the perverse and questions and looks down upon the righteous, and wholesome. Our nation has become like a barren wasteland. It is a desert in need of the Living Water.
Jesus answered her, "If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water." John 4:10
Our own people (Americans) do not even recognize the love of Jesus. They don't know Him.
We need to prepare for His return. We need to make known His love, His forgiveness, His glory. Especially now, in these troubled times we need to make straight in the wilderness a highway for our God more than ever. We must pray harder than ever, we need to share the gospel more than ever and win souls for our Lord. We need to fellowship with one another and most importantly BE there for one another and show our Christian love.