Friday, March 21, 2008

The season's freedom

The Spirit of God, the Master, is on me because God anointed me. He sent me to preach good news to the poor, heal the heartbroken, Announce freedom to all captives, pardon all prisoners. God sent me to announce the year of his grace— a celebration of God's destruction of our enemies— and to comfort all who mourn, To care for the needs of all who mourn in Zion, give them bouquets of roses instead of ashes, Messages of joy instead of news of doom, a praising heart instead of a languid spirit. Rename them "Oaks of Righteousness" planted by God to display his glory. They'll rebuild the old ruins, raise a new city out of the wreckage. They'll start over on the ruined cities, take the rubble left behind and make it new.

Isaiah 61:1-4

1 comment:

Darla said...

Oh This scripture is precious to my heart! I first learned while Breaking Free, and now I say it out loud whenever I head out the door to teach or do outreach, there is such a peace that comes over me in this scripture, not just for me but for everyone! Love you Princess!