OUR FATHER WHO RESPONDS TO OUR FAITH
The book of Mark Chapter 6 verses 1 - 2 says this;
Jesus left there and went to his hometown, accompanied by his disciples. When the Sabbath came, he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were amazed.
Jesus had been at Capernaum where some momentous events had occured. The man with a withered arm had been healed; the woman with the issue of blood touched the hem of Jesus' cloak and was healed; Jairus' twelve year old daughter had been raised from the dead.
Jesus had even gone on a side-mission to Genasseret to cast many evil spirits out of a demon-possessed man.
Now, Jesus returned to His home town with His disciples and on the Sabath, taught at the synagogue.
The people were amazed and they began to question where He got His wisdom and ability to do His astonishing miracles.
They remembered Jesus, the son of Mary, working as a carpenter among them and they knew His brothers and sisters. They became offended at him as Mark chapter 6 verse 3 says;
Isn’t this the carpenter? Isn’t this Mary’s son and the brother of James, Joseph, Judas and Simon? Aren’t his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at him.
After that, not many miracles could be done in the town and Jesus was Himself amazed at the lack of faith.
Mark chapter 6 verses 4 - 6 reads this way;
Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his own town, among his relatives and in his own home.” He could not do any miracles there, except lay his hands on a few sick people and heal them.
May we always honor the Lord and may our faith be ever growing in expectation at the amazing power of God so that His miracles flourish in our midst.