Unlikely Messengers

Mark 6:3 Is this not the carpenter, the Son of Mary, and brother of James, Joses, Judas, and Simon? And are not His sisters here with us?” So they were offended at Him.

Jesus would have been very well known by the whole community of Nazareth, the place He grew up. Later, the people of Nazareth tried to throw Him off a cliff when He announced Himself as the Messiah. They said, “wait, isn’t this the kid that played games with our kids? Wasn’t this the carpenter from next door?” The same thing happened to many of the prophets God sent to Israel; they didn’t look like the people God would use to deliver a message.

God has a way of using those things and those people that stretch our faith in order to deliver His messages. Perhaps that person is a combat boots, jeans wearing pastor or maybe it’s a friend, a coworker, your children or even your spouse. Maybe it’s a total stranger. The point is, don’t allow your opinions to get in the way of hearing from God. The people of Nazareth chose their own opinions over Jesus, and they missed out.


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