Malachi closes the Old Testament and leaves Israel with great anticipation. Not only is the Lord going to come but also the Way Preparer is going to signal His arrival. People from Malachi’s time onward must have looked eagerly for this one possessing the spirit of Elijah to come and prepare the way of the Lord. We look back and celebrate the work of John the Baptist as he directed folks to Jesus. We too stand in anticipation of the Lord coming. This time, He will come as a thief in the night.