Reading: Luke 4:22-24, 28-30 NLT
Everyone spoke well of him and was amazed by the gracious words that came from his lips. “How can this be?” they asked. “Isn’t this Joseph’s son?”
Then he said, “You will undoubtedly quote me this proverb: ‘Physician, heal yourself’—meaning, ‘Do miracles here in your hometown like those you did in Capernaum.’ But I tell you the truth, no prophet is accepted in his own hometown….”
When they heard this, the people in the synagogue were furious. Jumping up, they mobbed him and forced him to the edge of the hill on which the town was built. They intended to push him over the cliff, but he passed right through the crowd and went on his way.
Prayer: Lord Jesus – May each new day with you be filled with wonder and expectation. Drive away any spirit of familiarity that would lead to complacency and rob me of joy. And fill me with your Spirit, for your name’s sake. Amen.