2020 Week of November 23
“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 proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” Luke 4:18-19
This is our church’s Statement of Purpose. It may seem presumptuous of us to take this on, because it is also the statement of purpose that Jesus made as He launched His ministry – He quoted this from the book of Isaiah 61. Thing is, we can dismiss it and decide it’s someone else’s charge, maybe given to someone with more workers or with some notion of higher spirituality or influence. But to me this is the purpose of God into which we aim to live simply because it IS the purpose of Jesus Himself – and isn’t He living in us and through us? HOW can we proclaim, bring recovery and even healing? Christ in us will shine out from us to bless all the poor, hurting, imprisoned folks around us who need the One who continues to overcome the world. Lord, reign in me!
Pastor Lisa Bosworth