The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim 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, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion—to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor. They will rebuild the ancient ruins and restore the places long devastated; they will renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations. - Isaiah 61:1-4
Typically when we hear about proclaiming the Good News, we think about the mission field. Traveling to impoverished places on the globe and sharing with them our time, energy, finances, and most importantly, God's love!
But we aren't all called to travel the world to find our mission field.
Imagine what could happen if you made it your goal to proclaim the Good News in your home... at your school... in your community.
People all around us are struggling. Broken by their circumstances, and enslaved by sin. YOU can show them that God creates beauty from brokenness. He is freedom! He gives us JOY in the midst of pain.
You don't have to go far to proclaim Good News. Start where you are!
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