As if the true Christmas message weren’t enough (see earlier post), the goodness just keeps coming if we are open to it. Isaiah the Prophet spoke these words, then Jesus restated them as his mission statement in Luke 4: The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners,
2 to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, 3 and provide for those who grieve in Zion.
Jesus fulfilled this prophesy of Isaiah. And He is still fulfilling it today!
Are you sad, worried, overwhelmed, fearful, brokenhearted this Christmas season? Jesus is still binding up the brokenhearted.
Are you in bondage from something? Your past, an addiction, a broken relationship? Jesus is still proclaiming freedom for the captives.
Are you in the” holiday funk”, feel lost, or just going through the motions of life? Jesus is still offering release from darkness for the prisoners.
This Christmas season may we not miss the true Christmas message: God showed up and is doing His great work in us even today! Christmas has so little to do with presents, kids out of school and great food, and has everything to do with God sending his Son to earth to give us life, real life the way it was intended to be lived. He is the ultimate Joy to the world.