Friday, December 20, 2013

Christmas Any Time and All the Time

In His hometown, Nazareth, Jesus was in the synagogue on the Sabbath. He opened the scroll to the reading for the day, from Isaiah 60. He began to read:

The Spirit of the Lord is on me,
because he has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me 
to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
and recovery of sight for the blind,
to set the oppressed free,
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.
Luke 4: 18, 19

When He had finished reading, He said, "This day this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing." 

Jesus said he came to help those who realized their need. These included the poor, the sick, the outcast and a few religious leaders who desired to hear HIm. What a blessed and favored bunch they still are!

Joy to the world, 

 the Lord is come!

Let earth receive her King!

Blessed is the one who finds peace 
with God through His Son, Jesus Christ. 

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