Talk about a cliffhanger. This story IS one!
Because even though Jesus gets out of town safely, the story is not wrapped up neatly for the townspeople.
They are left staring at that gap.
They are left standing at the brink.
They are left in that uncomfortable place where a sermon they don’t like has been offered.
Once they realize the target of their anger has disappeared, the crowd has nothing left to do but go home. And I know if that were me walking home, I’d be wondering if my actions just actually proved that Jesus was right all along: that indeed a prophet has been among us.