When Jesus opened His mouth and told the people in the synagogue that many in his own hometown would not accept him, and mentioned many non Israelites that had been healed in Old Testament days, they became angry and wanted to throw Jesus off a cliff.
The Law of God is harsh reality. Yet it doesn’t changed another reality.
When Jesus opens His mouth to preach, gracious words flow from His lips. The Scriptures are, indeed, fulfilled in your hearing. For Christ was anointed by the Spirit of the Lord “to proclaim good news to the poor,” “to proclaim liberty to the captives,” and “to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor”. By this proclamation, Christ releases His people from captivity and gathers them to Himself in His Church.
These Seeds of Faith have been sown by St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Bridgeport, NE. I’m Pastor Allen Strawn.