May 18, 2014

hebrews12-1-2

Leviticus 8:1-13, 30-36, Hebrews 12:1-14, Luke 4:16-30

Our Old Testament reading reminds us of the importance of those called by God to serve his people and the meaning of them being set apart by their dress as God used Moses to bless and anoint them.

“Surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses…who for the sake of the joy that was set before him endured the cross.” (Heb 12:1-2) We, who are surrounded by—no, engulfed by and absorbed into—the witnesses who have gone before, along with all those of today’s world, who recognize the great sacrifice of our Lord and the eternity that he has prepared for us and offers to us, should praise and rejoice in the Joy of the community of believers.

As Jesus said of the quote from Isaiah that he read in the synagogue of Nazareth, “Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.” (Luke 4:21) This fulfillment is still paramount for our proclamation since it is fulfilled every day of our lives in our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!

Prayer: Lord Jesus, send your Spirit into our hearts so that our proclamation will always be true to you. Amen.

Today’s devotion was written by Ron Hamm,
Vicar at Peace Lutheran Church, in Edmond, OK.

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