“I, the Lord, officially commission you; I take hold of your hand. I protect you and make you a covenant mediator for people, and a light for people, and a light to the nations, to open blind eyes, to release prisoners from dungeons, those who live in darkness from prisons.”
What would Church look like if church people read this scripture and confessed, “I receive this commissioning and I will live my life in this way.” Whoa! I bet church would look a whole lot different!
Let’s now take a step back from the big group of church people and think about this passage on a personal level. When I read this passage I simply said “Amen” afterwards. “So be it” = “Amen”.
How might I live my life in such a way that the Lord is comfortable in commissioning me?
How might I live my life when I trust Jesus is holding my hand and protecting me?
How might I approach the day when I understand that I get to be a “light” to a dark world?
How might my ears listen and my mouth speak when I understand that the Lord has commissioned me to set people free by the power of the Gospel of Jesus?
You tell me this, how would your life look different if you lived like this? This is the power of the people of God. This is the power of the Church. When we understand who we are, who we belong to, and what we are called to do. This is how you change your world.