The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released,
that the blind will see,
that the oppressed will be set free,
and that the time of the Lord’s favor has come.
I love that this was His first proclamation
Yes. The mission of Jesus is the heart of God for all of humanity.
And it’s precisely because this is the kind of God that I should want to draw near to and trust. It’s when I forget who He is that I hold onto the things that bind and imprison me. His yoke is easy and burden is light. My burdens are heavy. But I can exchange them (shame, guilt from past, depression) for His burden (forgiveness, freedom, joy).
Our view of God can now shift because we can see clearly the heart and motive of God through God in the flesh, Jesus Christ. All the religious thoughts and wrong views of Him are defeated when we see Jesus.