“This is the year of the favor of the Lord. This is the day of the vengeance of our God .”
I was about 7 or 8 years old when I first heard this song based on Isaiah 61. I was far too young to understand these two lines, but I think I have a little bit better understanding now.
This day everything changed for our country; January 20, 2009 when President Obama’s inauguration.
A leader should not be chosen for how he looks or whether he says the right words. He should be chosen for his morals and intention to do the right thing in his position. The new president was elected because of his popularity. The people and the media have gone crazy over him and the attention can be equated to idol worship. Only One deserves worship and He is not a mere man.
He proclaims “change” and “hope” but only time will tell if he can deliver. Perhaps it’s my pessimistic nature, but I highly doubt he will fulfill all his promises. He is going to allow girls of any age to murder their unborn, unwanted child without consent and at any stage of pregnancy. He will give a man the choice to marry a woman or another man. He claims he will lower taxes and fix the economy.
But now I refer back to the two lines at the top. I believe God will use this change in the nation to bring about a change in the Kingdom. I can’t even begin to speculate what He may do, but I will watch and pray.
“The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach 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 gladness 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.” (Isaiah 61:1-3 NIV)
On this day, I will shine my light in the darkness.
I am first and foremost a Scribe of the King. It is my desire to serve God through the written word. I have been creating stories since age three. I would tell them to entertain my family, but didn’t start writing them down until age eight or nine.
Since then, the need to write has been insatiable. At age nineteen, I had my first book, Where’s My Other Sock?, published by Tate Publishing. Then, I graduated from community college with a degree; not in anything writing related, but in accounting. Currently, I’m hunting for a bookkeeping job and working on several books or story ideas. In my stories, I challenge the reader’s imagination with adventures into the fantasy realm. Some stories lean towards mystery/suspense or general fiction, and I try to write for all ages. I find my inspiration from JRR Tolkien’s works and from the Randomness of everyday life.
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