Christmas- Celebrating The King Who Empowers Us

My Sunday post was Christmas-Celebrating The King Who Brings Healing looking at Isaiah 61. Today’s post looks at more from Isaiah 61 and how the promised one will empower us. Verses 4 to 6 talk about the results of the healing the promised one-Jesus- brings.

They will rebuild the ancient ruins
    and restore the places long devastated;
they will renew the ruined cities
    that have been devastated for generations.
Strangers will shepherd your flocks;
    foreigners will work your fields and vineyards.
 And you will be called priests of the Lord,
    you will be named ministers of our God.

Jesus is the King who empowers us to become much more that we could ever imagine. Everyone who comes to know Jesus as their Savior is given a role to play in his kingdom. He empowers us to rebuild ancient ruins-be involved in lives being restored.

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He makes all who come to know him priests of the Lord as 1st Peter 2:9 says:

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.

He makes all who come to know him ministers of God as 2 Corinthians 5:18 says:

All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation:

I like to put it this way. Jesus loves us so much that he died for us to be our Savior and loves us so much that he receives us the way we are. But he loves us too much to leave us the way we are. He works in our lives to help us grow and change. He brings new meaning and purpose to our lives.

There are so many ways the he empowers us to live for him and serve him. Each is given a role to play in his kingdom. That is who we are celebrating at Christmas-Jesus who heals and empowers us.

Thank you for reading. God Bless.

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