At the start of His public ministry - Jesus read from the book of Isaiah the following passage - "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...." Isaiah 61:1 (NIV).
Jesus ministry was first introduced as healing, binding up, and bringing to freedom the captives, the oppressed, and the sick. From this He was able to teach the full impact of His being here upon the earth - to provide salvation to lost and dying men.
As we reach out to those outside of the faith, and touch them where they hurt - we too are able to lead them to the one who can repair all the damages that this sinful world has inflicted upon them. We earn the right to share Jesus by the way that we treat those we come in contact with. The people who have come into contact with you - do they see a Jesus that they want to know?
Today - bind up the wounds, teach others about true freedom, and help to release those who are stuck in bondage to a world that cares little for them. Reach out and touch someone today that needs to feel the hand of Jesus. Be that hand.
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