“The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor..” Isaiah 61:1
All things royal are at the forefront of the news these days, with the wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton fast approaching. Reading this Scripture reminded me of the coronation ceremony for the British monarch, which involves anointing the monarch-to-be with oil, setting them apart for their special job. If only a little oil could do the trick! We could all put a little EVOO on our heads and be off for the day, sure of a special dispensation of grace for the work set before us.
Christ was truly anointed. He was imbued with the Holy Spirit to bring good news, freedom, and healing to us. We likewise are given the Holy Spirit when we believe and, hence, receive the power necessary to accomplish the good works God has planned for us to do. What a waste it is to hold back from our work because of fear or laziness! Let’s work while it is day and see how God levels the path in front of us as we follow Him!