Mark 6:1. And He (Jesus) went out from thence, and came into His own country; and His disciples followed Him.
Ps. 30: 1-13
Mark 6:2. And when the sabbath day was come, He began to teach in the synagogues: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?
3. Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James< and Joses, and of Judah, and Simon?
This was the early beginning of Jesus' ministry here on the earth. His ability to interpret the scriptures and expound on their meaning and depth was immense. He spoke on matters of wisdom that only those of the day who were educated in the scriptures were considered knowledgeable. Yet this young man from Galilee doth now expound with a voice and words never heard before and in such meaningful statements that stop the thought of those that heard Him and stirred their pure minds to contemplate on what was being said. He was just the carpenter from Galilee. He was JUST THE SON OF A CARPENTER YET HE BROUGHT FORTH THOUGHTS AND EXPRESSIONS NEVER THOUGHT OR HEARD BEFORE
He is just the son of the carpenter! Yet what He said and how he said it would change MEN'S LIVES and move them to do great things in the Lord
The nature of man is that great things can only come from great things. Yet in God’s creation we find all too often the opposite. Great things come from small things. Still small words inspire and move men in spirit. Small movements, just by walking, can result in great accomplishments. And very small amounts of faith can remove mountains; both the literal and the figurative that stand in our way.
Don’t misunderstand, this may be a discussion about how God uses small things to do great things, but remember our God is a Great God and is NOT a Small God. He fills the heavens. Our hearts, and our minds. He is omnipotent and omniscient at the same time. This is greatness beyond imagination.
And yet he controls all of this complex world and universe around us, he still hears our quietest prayer offered on trembling lips. He hears the cry of the heart for help before the call reaches the lips.
And most of all, He cares for us with a love beyond understanding and comprehension
May He bless each of you in this evening and day to come and enjoy the richness of His Greatness toward His people.