Updated on November 22, 2014
The Jesus Project: He binds…
“The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, because the Lord has anointed Me to bring good news to the poor; He has sent Me to bind up the broken-hearted…” –Isaiah 61:1
Binding is no small thing. Covenants bound men to men and men to God. Parts of the tabernacle were bound together. And Jesus proclaimed in Matthew 18 the power of binding:
“Truly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven” (verse 18).
God takes binding seriously. And Jesus recognizes the power of the binding. So what can it mean that Jesus came to bind the broken hearted. His purpose was to take what is broken in us and bind it together. To heal the wounds that we can move forward in His calling on our lives. He knows the heaviness of a broken heart. And He knows the power that comes in binding.
Whatever wound you are harboring, bring it to Him. The gouge that never quite healed is the very thing He can pull back together. He will close the gape, stop the hemorrhage, and layer on the healing salve of peace. His hands probe only to release anything that might infect the healing. And then He binds.
The One Who proclaims the power of binding promises to bring His Savior’s hands to your wounds. Let Him bind. Let Him heal you.