My Anna Grace? I wondered.
I was hoping it wasn't about her questionable fashion choices or some other blunder- because it totally could have been that- but instead, I was blown away by what came next.
Ms. Fran told us about a few weeks ago when she was teaching about Jesus' miracles and healings. She was a little discouraged at one point because nothing seemed to be getting through to her 5-year-olds. Finally, she asked with some degree of greater enthusiasm,
"Okay... What did Jesus do for sick people?" she asked.
One child's raised hand brought an answer- "He took them to the hospital!" they shouted.
And then, Ms. Fran described a quiet Anna Grace, almost saying to herself,
"Jesus was the hospital."
My Anna Grace may not always get it right, but she got it right this time.
It is profundity from the mouth of
He IS the hospital, after all.
Luke 4:17-21 "The scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written: 'The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor.' Then he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant and sat down. The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fastened on him, and he began by saying to them, 'Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.'"