Thoughts from today’s reading of Matthew… (2/11/17)
53 When Jesus had finished these parables, he moved on from there. 54 Coming to his hometown, he began teaching the people in their synagogue, and they were amazed. “Where did this man get this wisdom and these miraculous powers?” they asked. 55 “Isn’t this the carpenter’s son? Isn’t his mother’s name Mary, and aren’t his brothers James, Joseph, Simon and Judas? 56 Aren’t all his sisters with us? Where then did this man get all these things?” 57 And they took offense at him. But Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his own town and in his own home.” 58 And he did not do many miracles there because of their lack of faith.
In our journey of faith and life, sometimes people cannot get past our “appearances.” We may not have all the degrees or come from “good” families—and that’s all that some people choose to see. Do not despair my brothers and sisters. Even Jesus’ own hometown were offended by Him and ultimately rejected Him. In the midst of it all, know that He understands you and that He is not offended by you. And though there may not be many miracles around those very people who reject you, there will always be one miracle—you. #desiringGod2017