Christ performed many miracles in the dawn of His public ministry. He preached the good news, expelled demons and healed people with many infirmities, including blindness and paralysis.
Christ entered the synagogue in Nazareth, where He lived, and stood up to read Isaiah 61, a text chosen by God’s providence to declare Christ was initiating the messianic era of salvation. “Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing,” said Jesus.
The message moved the audience from amazement to fury, because Christ was Nazorean. The audience led Christ to a cliff to throw Him down and murder Him, “but passing through the midst of them He went away.” (Luke 4:30)
Christ confounded the audience because His hour had not arrived yet. He had to preach the good news to the Poor in Spirit, proclaim release to Satan’s captives and operate miracles, before surrendering to His passion and death on a cross to redeem humanity.