Yesterday and today’s Gospel readings from Chapter Four of Luke’s Gospel took us to the synagogue at Capernaum on the Sabbath when Jesus began his public life. We can see these incidents at Capernaum's synagogue as the beginning of an account that will run through five chapter's of Luke’s Gospel. It will culminate in Jesus asking the disciples who they take him to be, and they will say they have come to see that he is the Messiah.
In this account from Chapter Four and the following chapters of Luke's Gospel we see all the evidence that led the disciples to conclude that Jesus was the Messiah. In yesterday’s account the evil spirits called him the “Holy One of God.” He drove them out with a single word. And, the people marveled at his speaking authoritatively about heaven. In today’s Gospel Jesus cured everyone of the sick people brought to him.
Just as all these demonstrations of his divine power convinced the disciples, so they should bring us to recognize Jesus as our Lord and Savior.