Jesus’ ministry right up to the crucifixion was to preach. To speak. Just like God spoke creation, Jesus speaks salvation. Good news to the poor. Release to the prisoner. Recovery of sight to the blind. Liberation of the oppressed. And proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor. The year of the Lord’s favor. When Isaiah wrote it, it was yet to come. As Jesus proclaimed it, it became a reality. This was Jesus’ grand opening speech, this was the ribbon cutting on the coming of the gospel of peace.
- Mark 1:29 - 39