Finding Your Place

Do you have favorite Scripture passages?  Apparently, Jesus does.  When he goes to his hometown synagogue, the scroll of Isaiah is handed to him.  He unrolls it to just the spot he wants to read.  Jesus reads what we now know as Isaiah 61:1-2 and 58:6.  Powerful words.  Gospel words. 

Then Jesus sits down, and gives a nine word sermon:  “Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.” 

It might seem like a regular Sabbath service to some.  Until Jesus was able to take an old scroll and quickly find everyone a place in the story. 

Finding your place is always Gospel, don’t you think?

Jesus, we pray that you would translate the Scripture in our hearts, from old words to new life.


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