University City United Church
Thoughtful Tuesday
Preparing for Worship
January 27, 2019
Scriptures: Psalm 19 & Luke 4:14-21

How often do we really understand scripture as being “fulfilled”?
Does it mean “has come to life” or “is completed”?
Jesus seems to want the people of his hometown
to know that the words spoken by Isaiah long ago about God’s Spirit being upon us are coming true now.
It might mean that Jesus understands
God’s Spirit is upon him,
or it might mean that we are all to
recognize the Spirit of God in each of us.
How might our living be changed
if we truly felt God’s Spirit anointing us
to bring good news, freedom, and new life?


Founder of the firmaments,
creator of the skies,
and giver of the law,
we praise you for the ordered world that you freely created.
In love, you have offered to us
the fruitfulness of creation,
the guidance of the law,
and the fullness of community.
Help us to treasure your gifts to us this day.