Jesus: God’s Anointed One
This season, God has been reminding us of Isaiah 61, the very passage that Jesus read about Himself in the synagogue:
“The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me,
Because the Lord has anointed Me
To preach good tidings to the poor;
He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,
To proclaim liberty to the captives,
And the opening of the prison to those who are bound;
To proclaim the [year of the Lord’s favor],
And the day of vengeance of our God;
To comfort all who mourn,
To console those who mourn in Zion,
To give them beauty [instead of] ashes,
The oil of joy [instead of] mourning,
The garment of praise [instead of] the spirit of heaviness;
That they may be called trees of righteousness,
The planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.”
Jesus truly is the one who heals the hearts of the brokenhearted. He IS the one who sets prisoners free from physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual “imprisonment”. He IS the one who comforts the mourning, who rebuilds what we thought was beyond rebuilding, and who replaces our shame and dishonor with a double portion of honor (verses 4-7).
Jesus: Our Prince of Peace
We invite you to reflect on how Jesus can bring peace and wholeness, even in the midst of the challenges and difficulties of life, as you watch this encouraging Christmas update from Wycliffe.
Thank you for praying with us regarding our needed financial partnership. It’s encouraging to see how God is working in this area! Please continue to pray that He will provide additional partners for our Wycliffe ministry. He is a God who provides!
Prayer and Praise
- Praise: For testimonies of God’s redemptive work in our lives and the lives of others.
- Prayer/Praise: For James’ continued work serving Bible translators around the world.
- Prayer/Praise: For God’s provision for our Wycliffe ministry.
May Jesus bring Isaiah 61 to life for you this Christmas season, as you celebrate His coming. He is indeed Emmanuel, God with us!
James and Christina
Christmas Season Highlights
We enjoy the Christmas season and all the fun it brings! Here are a few of our favorite things…
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