Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Holy Metamorphosis

John McAlister, co-founder and co-editor of the rubicon has a great post on the message of freedom and metamorphosis that Jesus proclaimed:
In Luke 4:18-19 Jesus returns to his home in Nazareth, visits the synagogue and reads aloud the following verses from Isaiah: “The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners.”

Jesus is proclaiming a message of metamorphosis. The broken will be mended, the captives will be freed, and the prisoners will be released. In the person of Jesus Christ, the Spirit of the Sovereign Lord has come to transform the oppressed into a people of opportunity.
Here's a few quotes from the article...
But God promises Hosea that He will make the Valley of Achor a door of hope. He can do the same for the other troubled places in our world today.

God has the power to transform these wastelands into fertile ground

Three days after his death, Jesus broke the box and returned to life. And then, after admonishing his “foolish” disciples for their lack of faith, he breaks bread with them and truly becomes what they had sought all along. He transforms the failure of his death into the victory of his resurrection. He becomes Saviour not only to the people of Israel, but to the entire world. He turned the wailing into dancing and clothed his people with joy.

But sadly, many of us still continue to live with our own failures and broken dreams. Jesus wants to comfort us in those sorrows and show us a new way of looking at the world. He wants to transform our mourning into celebration. He wishes to bring about metamorphosis. The question is: Do we believe it’s possible?

1 comment:

The Righteousness of God said...

Do we believe He is our Life?