“The list of health problems I think it would very hard to live with is SO much longer than the list of foods I previously thought I couldn’t live without,” Merrill Alley.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
misunderstand, jealousy, and rage instead of faith
Continuing Jesus the Christ Chapter 13...All quotes are taken from this text unless otherwise noted.
There are not coincidences. Daily, the hand of God guides circumstances to allow us to accomplish our missions on earth if we have faith that He will do so AND if we will open our eyes to the glory of miracles. A stranger heard of Jesus' gifts and sought Him out in faith. Those of his own country jealously wanted signs but not for the proper purpose. They also misunderstood his parentage. Yes, Joseph raised Jesus as his own, but his true, physical father was God, the Father. The people of Jesus' town were so angry over this misunderstanding and jealousy and the comparison Jesus made of them to Gentiles and leapers that they tried to take His life.
Jesus' "time to die had not yet come. The infuriated mob was powerless to go one step farther than their supposed victim would permit. "But he passing through the midst of them went his way." Whether they were overawed by the grace of His presence, silenced by the[Pg 181] power of His words, or stayed by some more appalling intervention, we are not informed. He departed from the unbelieving Nazarenes, and thenceforth Nazareth was no longer His home."