14 Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit to Galilee, and news about him spread throughout the whole countryside. 15 He taught in their synagogues and was praised by everyone. 16 Jesus went to Nazareth, where he had been raised. On the Sabbath he went to the synagogue as he normally did and stood up to read. 17 The synagogue assistant gave him the scroll from the prophet Isaiah. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written: 18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me. He has sent me to preach good news to the poor, to proclaim release to the prisoners and recovery of sight to the blind, to liberate the oppressed, 19 and to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor. 20 He rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the synagogue assistant, and sat down. Every eye in the synagogue was fixed on him. 21 He began to explain to them, “Today, this scripture has been fulfilled just as you heard it.” (Luke 4:14-21, CEB)
What would you do if a person you grew up with came back to your home town after being away for a while and read holy scripture in your temple and said, “Today this scripture has been fulfilled just as you heard it.” You would probably say, “isn’t that Joe who we use to go to the creek with, what has gotten into him?”
We get so hung up on a person’s past because we think we know them, we don’t allow God to make changes we have no clue about. We make the past reign supreme and don’t allow God to be God.
Can we move past what we think we know and let God be God?
Loving People. Loving God.