Jesus, The Word, Logos Himself, read from the book of the prophet Isaiah, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor, He has sent Me to proclaim release to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind, to set free those who are downtrodden…(Luke 4:18).
I’m struck by the beautiful generosity of the Gospel. God’s grace, so rich and abundant, invites us to come close. No expectation, no rules or regulations, but with heavenly arms wide open, Logos beckons us, Come to Me” no matter our condition.
So, why do I sometimes feel dissatisfied? Why is the coffee too watery or the hotel bed too hard or the vegetable soup too soggy or my husband too chatty or the temperature too hot or the snow too much or my bank account too low and bills too high…on and on I go?
Most of the time the picture frame of life is slightly crooked, off-kilter, katty-wompass.
Life as we live it, on the planet we call earth, is designed to point out imperfections and flaws – those on the surface and way below. The ever-present “something’s not quite right” is TRUE. Which is precisely why (and perfectly so) only Jesus satisfies the poor, the captives, the blind, prisoners, you and me.