Sunday, July 10, 2005

Emphasis Necessary!

ISAIAH 61:1-3

"The Spirit of the Soverign Lord is on me because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives, and release from darkenss for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor and the day of vendeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion -- to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called mighty oaks, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor."

1 comment:

jasdye said...

i love that passage. i use it all the time when i lead the soup kitchen at my church.

i might have to finish your other post later. what i've read so far is lovely, though. i'll get back with comments later.