Monday, February 11, 2013

What do you Proclaim?

We all proclaim things throughout our lives.  We declare things to those around us; we announce our thoughts, feelings, opinions, and predictions.  What are we proclaiming?  We are created to proclaim good news, comfort, freedom, joy, beauty and honor. 

 Isaiah 61: 1-3  New Living Translation

The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is upon me, for the Lord has anointed 
me to bring good news to the poor.

He has sent me to comfort the brokenhearted and to proclaim that captives 
will be released and prisoners will be freed.

He has sent me to tell those who mourn that the time of the Lord’s favor has come,
and with it, the day of God’s anger against their enemies.  To all who mourn in Israel, he will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair.

In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the Lord has planted 
for his own glory.