Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The Year of the Lord's Favor

“With Christ there is freedom everywhere.”

-Varia, a young girl writing from a Soviet labor camp sometime in the last century.
17 And the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written,  18 "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed,  19 to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor."  20 And he rolled up the scroll and gave it back to the attendant and sat down. And the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him.  21 And he began to say to them, "Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing."  Luke 4:17-21 ESV
The Varia quote is taken from Richard Wurmbrand's book Tortured for Christ, (Bartlesville: Living Sacrifice Book Company, 1998) 140.

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