“Fear of people will prove to be a snare.” Proverbs 29:25
When Jesus came from the communion
of the Father and the Holy Spirit
He entered into the relational field of relationships
that we share.
With the stuff of earth.
He was Truth wrapped up in a person.
One day He took up the Scripture He inspired,
And gave voice to it.
Then, He rolled up the scroll, handed it back to the attendant, and sat down.
All eyes in the synagogue looked at him intently.
Then he began to speak to them,
“The Scripture you’ve just heard has been fulfilled this very day!” Luke 4:20-21 (NLT)
Did His pulse quicken as He stepped into the danger?
Did He say a quick prayer to the Father as He gave voice to the truth?
Did He revel in the truth of His identity?
Did He feel the separation that is attendant with Truth even before it is uttered?
As the conflict enveloped Him did He feel the shadow of the Cross?
No matter what He felt, I’m glad He did it.
I am a beneficiary of His mission:
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the bling, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” Luke 4:18-19