“He, Who Makes Smooth the Way” Malachi 3:1-7 December 8, 2018 The Rev. Dr. Lawrence Watt December 9, 2018 by Lawrence Watt Who was John the Baptist? Why was it important that he clear the way, make the path smooth, for his Messiah? He brought the message of the covenant, of Comfort for the down trodden, the hope of Salvation. He was the Messenger of God!