Advent Responsive Scripture Reading from Isaiah 40

Comfort, comfort my people, says your God.

A voice cries:
“In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord;
make straight in the desert a highway for our God.

And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed,
and all flesh shall see it together,
for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.”

He will tend his flock like a shepherd;
he will gather the lambs in his arms;
he will carry them in his bosom,
and gently lead those that are with young.

-Isaiah 40:1, 3, 5, 11 (ESV)
adapted from The Baptist Hymnal, Copyright 1991 Convention Press