January 23rd, 2022

Moved by the Spirit

Luke 4: 14-15 “Then Jesus, filled with the power of the Spirit, returned to Galilee, and a report about him spread through all the surrounding country. He began to teach in their synagogues and was praised by everyone.”

What motivates you to help someone? What gives you the courage to act? Maybe it’s your conscience, your moral compass, or your kind and compassionate nature. Christians believe that God has given the gift of the Holy Spirit to strengthen, motivate, and move people to action. The Spirit is mysterious and hard to explain. And yet, it could be that its presence is known in your conscience, moral compass, and kind and compassionate nature.

In the Bible, Jesus is said to be ‘filled with the power of the Spirit’ as he began his ministry. He declared that he had come to fulfill what God had started and he would be good news to the poor, the captives, and the oppressed. In his life, Jesus would continually be moved by the Spirit to act out that good news through his love and compassion for all people. We too can be moved by the same Holy Spirit to act with justice, peace, and bring good news to the world.