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. Isaiah 61:1
This is the verse that Jesus quotes in the Gospels, He proclaims Himself anointed of God. He reads this from Book of Isaiah. He declares what we all long to hear, the good news of the gospel.
The NIV says to release from darkness and that is an excellent translation. He is the only one in whom there is no darkness. 1 John 1:5 He is the light of the world. John 8:12 We are supposed to be change from darkness to light.
The entrance of His Word brings light. Psalm 119:130 Our spirit should be alive and set on fire by the Holy Spirit. Our hearts are indeed broken by sorrow, sadness, and the hurts inflicted on us by others. As we go on our way, they move on deeper into our heart or spirit, they build up layer after layer.
We can suppress trauma and childhood memories, divorce, even verbal assaults so deeply, they become internal, a part of us that is just broken, we limp through life with baggage. But the good news is that Jesus is the Healer of our brokenness. Because He is beautiful. Nothing compares to Him, nothing we could ever desire.
Jesus was the only one worthy, pure enough, to make the sacrifice and He did it out of love. He didn’t have too. He wanted us to have an eternal home with Him. He wanted our lives on earth to be better as well. He said, ” Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. ”
If you ever have any doubts of His love for you read Isaiah 53. If you can not comprehend that kind of love, you are not alone. If you can not love Him back, let Him love you, if you can’t do that either, then you will be a born again believer, who still walks in a measure of darkness. If you can’t accept Him at all, there is a hell and an outer darkness.
But all He wants is our love, our trust, give Him that and let Him be the anointed one, which is what Christ means. He will pour the oil of the Holy Spirit on you and you can rest in that love. He will heal your broken heart and lift you out of the darkest of places. Rebecca Jones