Jesus at Nazareth ~ Saints and Scripture Sunday


Luke 4:16-21

When Jesus came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, he went to the synagogue on the sabbath day, as was his custom. He stood up to read, and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour.” And he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant, and sat down. The eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him. Then he began to say to them, “Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.”

OK, this is my second Sunday posting to Dianna’s “Saints and Scripture Sunday”, and I must admit I am slightly weirded out by finding just the perfect inspiration on the first try AGAIN. I am currently about halfway through reading “The Secret” on recommendation from a friend. It’s not a religious book. As a matter of fact, it struck me at first as one of those “power of positive thinking” books and I almost put it down for good. But I just kept running across this little book in my bag of work stuff, on my bedside table, in the car. It obviously wanted to be read. It dovetails for me with this scripture reading in that in this passage from Luke Jesus seems to say, “It’s done.” and this is the premise of “The Secret”. Assume that what you want to see being accomplished has already come to pass, and behave as such. Be happy, because your needs are met, your problems solved. Maybe you don’t realize it yet, but it’s done. Hmmm, another happy thought – I need more of those!

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2 thoughts on “Jesus at Nazareth ~ Saints and Scripture Sunday”

  1. This is so weird. The passage you just posted was our Bible study class last week. You are so right everything that should be is. We all need to be happy and grateful that we are taken care of, as Jesus spoke.

  2. it must be my lack of sleep .. I had to read, read, and re-read this passage.

    After reading, (and researching) — I'm looking at it from different angles:

    -First: According to what I read, this is Jesus' inagural address; the first time He spoke in public. I'm such a sucker for drama — how exciting it would have been to be there!

    -Second: It's all about fulfilling God's promises. Jesus reminds us exactly why He is here, and to me, reminds us what our calling is, in order to be Christlike.

    Thanks for playing along, and thanks for making me think a little this week!

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