“Today this Scripture passage is fulfilled in your hearing.” Luke 4:18
Back in Jesus’ day, there were no social media posts, no viral videos. If there was, I don’t think there would have been a video of the time Jesus went to a synagogue one Sabbath day in Nazareth. He was after all, an obscure young man in an even more obscure town. But it was certainly an earthshaking event. The King of Kings revealed Himself! That is what is called an “epiphany”. God revealed Himself.
Jesus told His listeners that He was the anointed One, the Messiah they had been longing for. “Today this Scripture passage is fulfilled in your hearing,” He proclaimed. Many thought that was fake news, but many believed and followed Him. After all, He made the blind see and the lame walk. He walked on water and made rough winds calm. He healed the sick and rebuked demons.
The apologist Ravi Zacharias said that Jesus did not come to make bad people good, but to make dead people alive. Sometimes we feel dead inside, hopeless, depressed, in much pain. All we need to do is to pray that Jesus will show His face to us, to reveal to us that He is not fake news or a fake Messiah. He will because He came into the world to do exactly that!