How Did That Happen?

And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath, And rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might cast him down headlong.  But he passing through the midst of them went his way, And came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and taught them on the sabbath days.

Luke 4:28-31

I had to read this passage several times before I really “got it.”  Reading it through the first time, I had to think, “how did that happen?”  But after reading it again, I had to come to the conclusion that it happened because Jesus is the Son of God.  Look at these verses:

“they… were filled with wrath.”  The people to whom Jesus had been preaching were very angry at His words.  They then “rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might cast him down headlong.”  They were filled with wrath and took Him to the top of a hill, where they were going to throw Him down and kill Him.  But then we have verse 30: “But he passing through the midst of them went his way…”  They had Him, they took Him to the top of a hill, and they were going to kill Him, but He just walked through them and left.

How did that happen?  When you have a mob of people wanting to kill you, how do you just walk through them and leave?  I would say that normally you don’t.  That is, unless you are the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God.  Then you can do that.  I wonder if any of those people present at the time caught this irony.  Sadly, I doubt that they did.

3 responses to this post.

  1. It is amazing what God can do to bring His plans to fruition isn’t it. I once heard a missionary say “I am immortal until God is finished with me!” So true God will do anything He needs to in order to get us where He wants us to be.

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  2. I love this scripture. It reminds me of how intricately God plans. God bless you, Ben, and all the plans He has for you.

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