I’m heading to Boracay soon and I ran across this verse last night. It has been on my mind all day as I’ve thought about my role this week.
“I have given you as a covenant to the people,
a light to the nations,
to open eyes that are blind,
to bring out the prisoners from the dungeon,
from the prison those who sit in darkness.”
The last four lines have all sorts of practical implications, but I have been stuck on that first line today. It says that the people of God have been not just given a covenant, but given as a covenant. We (or specifically Israel) have been called to embody the promise, to actually BE the promise.
This changes the way I understand my role as a follower of Jesus. I am to be a servant first- a living, breathing keeper and giver of God’s promises. To shed light on the things of God. To help people see that God is very much available.
We’re so much more than a message. Perhaps Marshall McLuhan was on to something when he said “The medium is the message”.