SWEET – we have nearly made it to the end of Leviticus – which for me is a pretty big feat.
I guess today’s reading leaves me thinking about the year of Jubilee. A year where everything is restored.
I remember Steve mentioning something about the year of Jubilee and Jesus’ arrival, but I can’t remember all the details (does anyone remember the talk? It was from a series on Luke in 2008) .
Anyway it’s pretty cool to read what Jesus says in Luke 4:18-19 “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour.
From what I can remember we aren’t actually sure if the Israelites ever kept the year of Jubilee (the year of the Lord’s favour). But it is pretty cool to think about how this little restoration/redemption every 50 years was pointing to the day when Jesus would come into the world and bring great news. That his death on the cross would redeem us (buy us back) once for all and restore our relationship to the LORD.