The Inaudible, Deafening Gasp

Please read Luke 4:14-21

Don’t you wish you were there? The synagogue in Nazareth, that’s where. The day Jesus was handed the Isaiah scroll, read a portion and then handed it back to the attendant "Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing." (vs.21) 

Can't you just hear the inaudible gasp? 

You can just see it. The whole family is there. A meal is planned afterward; extended family has come into town. The very proud parents are bursting at the seams. Jesus, his first time in the pulpit in his home synagogue, ends up in an uncomfortable place. It appears Jesus is making himself the subject in Isaiah’s prophecy. That would not be well received. What was the look on the faces of the family? ...continue reading