Technically, it’s still winter.
Here it has been a relatively mild season, and today the sun seems as strong as the cold. I’d imagine that’s not going to last. January in Michigan is still January.
We are done dreaming of a white Christmas. Now we are dreaming a bigger dream, a better dream.
We are dreaming the dream of peace.
We are dreaming the dream of justice.
We are dreaming the dream of love.
Jesus came into the world to bring the seeds of these dreams, the spores of God’s Hessed, his Right Relationship, his Community of Wholeness.
Come with us, as we live into this Kingdom of God. Come with us, as we speak grace and hope, as we bring GOOD NEWS.
Jesus came, saying:
“The Spirit of the Lord is on me,
because he has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
and recovery of sight for the blind,
to set the oppressed free,
19 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”[f]
Good news. Freedom. Recovery. Favor.
Do not be discouraged or distracted by the words of the world. Be transformed and transforming! The Holy Spirit will renew us together in the love of Jesus Christ!