Estelle and Robert: To Know Him

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Chapter 8 (v.1) - Isaiah's Reading

Submitted: July 14, 2019

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Submitted: July 14, 2019



Her face was rosy as she tried to settle her mind on the reading Jesus had turned to. She was surprised that He was to read, He had caused quite a buzz with the elders. Perhaps it had already blown over.

Jesus turned to Isaiah, his voice firm and clear as He read, "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord." And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister and sat down. All eyes were fastened on Him as He continued, "This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears."

It was so brazen, and yet they wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth.

"Is not this Joseph's son?" A man grumbled.

And he said unto them, "Ye will surely say unto me this proverb, Physician, heal thyself: whatsoever we have heard done in Capernaum, do also here in thy country. And he said, Verily I say unto you, No prophet is accepted in his own country. But I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elias, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when great famine was throughout all the land; But unto none of them was Elias sent, save unto Sarepta, a city of Sidon, unto a woman that was a widow. And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Eliseus the prophet; and none of them was cleansed, saving Naaman the Syrian."

Mavy's hand flew to her mouth. She'd heard His claims before, but could it be? And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath, and rose up, and thrust Him out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might cast him down headlong. But he passing through the midst of them went his way, And came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and taught them on the sabbath days. And they were astonished at his doctrine: for his word was with power.


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