proclamations….

The next thing on the list of things that the Father sent Jesus to do… is… “to proclaim the favorable year of the Lord”… the operating word here is to  proclaim  … it says  nothing about  teaching, preaching, doing a bible study, debating, arguing or proving my view of truth. … He sends us to simply just say our words… make the proclamation… just tell our stories… stories of what we have  seen and touched and handled  of the Word of Life… Jesus…

We are to  proclaim  liberty to captives… freedom to prisoners… the favorable year of the Lord… and the day of vengeance of our God…  The other things He sends us to do are not  proclamations…  we  bring  good news….  we  bind up  the brokenhearted  …. we  comfort  all who mourn….. we can only do that because we are  containers of His Life… when we  bring  good news, we  bring the One who is Good News…. we  bring Him  to the broken hearted and He heals their broken hearts… we  bring  the Comforter Himself to those who mourn… it takes Him… it takes His presence…  He is the Good News… He is the Healer…He is the Comforter…

An old friend of ours…Mark…. he used to help out here weeding the gardens years back… he lost his wife on May 20th… Sally would post a comment now and then on my Facebook introduction to visit my latest blog entry… or give it a  “like”  as she did on May 14th… then the Lord took her home a week later…she was only 67… Mark’s heart was broken…  he is mourning…

I went to the service yesterday…  I had no great words of wisdom for him… no trite sayings… there was only a great big hug from the One who lives in my container… some tears… weeping with those who weep… lots of His love… and the making of myself available to him at any time… to listen…

He is the  One who comforts… He is the comforter.

I will do some ‘Musing” tomorrow on that  “favorable year of the Lord”

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