Read Luke 4-6
Highlight: Luke 4:18-21
“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”
Then he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant and sat down. The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fastened on him. He began by saying to them, “Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.”
Jesus was proclaiming that he is here to fulfill prophecies. This scripture also reminds me that it does not matter who you are or what you have done, you are worthy of being a part of God’s plan.
Dear Lord, I may never have been a prisoner. I may have good vision, or at least good corrected vision. I may not have suffered through oppression. Even so, you came for me, as well as for those who are imprisoned or blind or oppressed – not free because of one’s own sin, because of a physical ailment or enslaved through the will of another. Wait – that pretty much covers everyone, at one time or another. You came for us all. I give you praise in Jesus Christ. Amen.