Many times the center of our lives looks like this picture. We have piles of "junk" stored in the deep creases of our heart. We have allowed the world to conform us to its ideas and behaviors. We seek approval from people. When we receive a little praise, we store the compliment deep without heart, striving, searching for more. We live for appearance and we judge others on their appearance. We hear criticism toward us and anger arises within us. We store bitterness and anger deep within our hearts. We take our sin that we enjoy for a season and we stuff the guilt to silences our conscience. In other words, our drawers are full.
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,
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.