Happy "Fourth Day of Christmas"!
Today we think about the "4 Calling Birds” which represent The Four Gospels:
3) Luke, and
...which proclaim the Gospel ("Good News") of God's reconciliation of the world to Himself through Jesus Christ.
We think especially about the words of Jesus found in the Gospel of Luke- in which Jesus quoted from the Old Testament book of Isaiah:
He came to Nazareth where he had been reared. As he always did on the Sabbath, he went to the meeting place. When he stood up to read, he was handed the scroll of the prophet Isaiah. Unrolling the scroll, he found the place where it was written,
God's Spirit is on me;
he's chosen me to preach the Message of good news to
Sent me to announce pardon to prisoners and
recovery of sight to the blind,
To set the burdened and battered free,
to announce, "This is God's year to act!"
He rolled up the scroll, handed it back to the assistant, and sat down. Every eye in the place was on him, intent. Then he started in, "You've just heard Scripture make history.
It came true just now in this place."
Luke 4:18-21 (The Message)
Today, we contemplate ways in which we can be harbingers of the Good News that we love to live and long to tell.
Jesus, Thank You for being our TRUE LOVE~
Thank You for coming to us to proclaim the Good news, and for initiating God's Kingdom here on earth~
Thank You for giving sight to the blind,
Thank You for setting those of us in bondage free,
Thank You for giving wholeness to those of us who experience brokenness.
Help us to be your servants and to help you continue to bring, insight, wholeness, and freedom to the world!