I Can Do That

The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor” —Luke 4:18-19, NIV

Nope, can’t do it. Must be strictly a job description for Jesus. They won’t let me preach ‘cause I’m a woman. The last time I tried to break someone out of jail—oh wait, that was someone trying to break me out of jail and it didn’t go well (another story for another time!) and I don’t have the gift of healing. I’M the working stiff so it’s ME someone has to release from oppression! Personally I’m not part of the inner circle and therefore unaware of the date that marks the Lord’s return so I can’t tell anyone about when He might favor us with His physical presence again (though that, from my perspective, is the best favour He could do me).

So we’ll just read these verses and pass on by.

We won’t?

It’s spiritually poor and telling people about Jesus is an equal opportunity employment?

It’s spiritually shackled in the dungeon in the kingdom of darkness?

It’s spiritually blind?

It’s oppressed by sin and Satan?

The year of the Lord’s favor is that moment when God’s grace is applied to sin’s wounds and divine forgiveness renews and restores the broken and bleeding soul?

It’s mission, and the Spirit of God has called all of us who know Jesus to do it?

I can do that.


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