The Trip Home – He Marvelled
This Chapter in Mark, has always been one of my favorites. The people that had watched Him grow up, were astonished at His teaching.
It often astonishes people when they see who you are today, when they knew you, in the bad old days.
I know they have a hard time reconciling the Christian I am, compared to the sinner I was.
More so especially for Jesus. They knew Him as a little boy, who played tag, hide and seek, and pulled the little girls pigtails.
A normal young man, who happened to Love God and His Word.
Here He is now, teaching with Wisdom and Authority, who even has the power to do what they think are mighty works. This offends them. He is not the child they knew. He has changed.
He has not just grown up. He is no longer just a man.
He is now a man, who has the Holy Spirit within, He has gained the Wisdom and Authority of the Almighty, not to just speak the Words of God, but has the Power to do the Works of God.
He is now a living example of who and what we should be. He promised that we would do the things He did and more, if we only believe. (John 14:12)
Jesus Himself marveled. He could do no mighty work, except to lay hands on a few sick and heal them. Because of their unbelief.
All He could do is Teach around the villages.
“And he went out from thence, and came into his own country; and his disciples follow him. And when the sabbath day was come, he began to teach in the synagogue: and many hearing him were astonished, saying, From whence hath this man these things? and what wisdom is this which is given unto him, that even such mighty works are wrought by his hands? Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house. And he could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them. And he marvelled because of their unbelief. And he went round about the villages, teaching.”
The best is yet to come. Chapter 6 has amazing examples for us to follow.
Thanks for visiting,
Know You Are Loved
We all have the relationship we want with God. My desire is a more intimate one.
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