Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Advent 2020

Day 8

The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me to bring good news to the poor;
he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; 2 to proclaim the year of the LORD’S favor, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn;
3 to grant to those who mourn in Zion— to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit; that they may be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he may be glorified.  4 They shall build up the ancient ruins;
they shall raise up the former devastations; they shall repair the ruined cities, the devastations of many generations. Isaiah 61:1-4

What else can you say?  Jesus came to bring beauty for ashes, gladness rather than mourning and praise rather than paranoia.  Praise God!

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