Luke 4:21 Then he began to say to them, “Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.”
Imagine being in the synagogue as Jesus reads from the scroll containing the words from the prophet Isaiah. I wonder what it must have felt like to hear Jesus proclaim his cause to the poor, the blind, and the oppressed. After he rolls up the scroll, he sits down with all eyes on him. Upon hearing Jesus speak for the marginalized, the scripture is fulfilled.
This passage illustrates the power of speaking something into existence and the importance of receiving words meant to liberate and humanize those on the margins. When we tell stories of triumph and not only of sacrifice and pain, we humanize the marginalized; when we listen and respond to their witness, we experience the fulfillment of scripture. We can champion the cause of the poor, the blind, and the oppressed by honoring the truth of God’s words.
MOVING FORWARD: Who have you championed lately?