As soon He stepped into the synagogue in Nazareth, soft murmurings began to fill the room.
This is just an ordinary man, they whispered. We watched Him grow up from the time He was a child … and now they say He is a worker of miracles?
The crowd grew silent as He took up the scroll of the prophet Isaiah and 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. (Luke 4:18, NIV)
All eyes were fixed on Him as rolled up the scroll and looked directly into the crowd.
“Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing,” He said. (v. 21)
The awestruck congregation couldn’t comprehend it that morning … but Jesus was speaking of the miracle about to unfold through His life and death.
Today, as we rejoice in the resurrection of our Savior, we celebrate the miracle of freedom He made possible for all mankind.
But this miracle of freedom isn’t just ours to enjoy — it’s ours with which to change the world.
This Easter Sunday, you can celebrate freedom by bringing it to someone who desperately needs it … to a young woman praying for a way out of the sex industry.
You can provide her with access to a quality education, vocational training, medical care, and trauma counseling in a safe environment. She also will learn about her true worth as a precious daughter of God.
Through Christ’s resurrection, everything wrong is being made right again. And today, you can be a part of that by bringing healing to one deeply broken life.
Celebrate the incredible miracle of freedom today by setting someone free.