Clarence Church is our worship leader at Vineyard church and he is the writer and singer of this beautiful song. Lately I have been playing it repeatedly and soaking in the truth of it's powerful message. If you are hurting or waiting or longing for something, let these words wash over you and just be still.
"The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives, and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion-to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair."