Bruised Reed & Smoking Flax.

Crowds followed Him. And He healed them all!

He wasn’t a showman making a big deal out of Himself. Arguing was not His style. I will say it again, “He didn’t make a big deal out of Himself?” Yet multitudes followed Him.  Isaiah describes Jesus’ ministry and manor, (42;1-4) and Matthew witnessed the fulfillment. (12:18-21)

“Behold! My Servant whom I have chosen, My Beloved in whom My soul is well pleased. I will put My Spirit upon Him, And He will declare justice to the Gentiles. 

We have been given the right to be called children of God, sons and daughters. Jesus tells us that we are loved by His Father who is pleased because we believe Him. The Holy Spirit dwells in us. Are not we also called and chosen to declare the crucifixion (God’s justice) to the Gentiles?

He will not cry out or lift up His voice, or make it heard in the street; a bruised reed He will not break, And smoking flax He will not quench, Till He sends forth justice to victory; And in His name Gentiles will trust.” (Vs. 19-21

We can better follow Christ by learning from His style. Jesus did not debate with man. He simply stated the way things are in His Fathers kingdom. Jesus was not interested in drawing a crowd, nor did He desire the limelight. He came that we would trust in Him.

Jesus’ touch is gentle. We are the bruised reed. In time wounds are healed. Our hope in God’s mercy is not discouraged no matter how many times we fail. Instead, His Spirit fans the ember until hope flames up within us. This is the way our service should be: truthful, gentle and encouraging. Why would it be different when Jesus dwells in us?  His way is clearly our Father’s will “Till He sends forth justice to victory.” Can you sense justice coming from over the horizon?