Today’s reading truly represents what Advent is all about – waiting. The passage speaks about the coming of Jesus and how the deaf, blind, ill, and weak will be healed. They will travel on the highway, “Way of Holiness,” where they have been redeemed and the highway will be for the people who have been rescued by the Lord and who wait for Him.
“Strengthen the hands that are feeble, make firm the knees that are weak, say to those whose hearts are frightened: be strong, fear not! Here is your God, he comes with vindication; with divine recompense he comes to save you.”
This part of the passage really brought out the meaning of Advent and the coming of Jesus Christ. It tells us not to fear or stress about the coming of Jesus, and that we have to trust in ourselves to find patience. Jesus is the light of the world and it is His coming that will save us all. He will come to heal the weak and forgive the ones who need it. It is today that we need healing and forgiveness as we suffer with our own challenges with God and hope to find the light at the end of the tunnel as we prepare for Jesus’ coming.