The Rehabilitation of Creation
Rev. David Baak
A sermon by Rev. David Baak on Isaiah 42:1–9 and Matthew 3:13–17 on The Baptism of the Lord Sunday. Matthew announces the ministry of Jesus in terms of his “bringing justice to the nations…” But the message is even more comprehensive, as Walter Brueggemann suggests, in that the “Creator’s intent is that the [whole] creation should be rehabilitated to full, fruitful function”—which surely involves us somewhere in the effort.