Tuesday, December 30, 2014

without honor

"Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? And are not his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at him. And Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor, except in his hometown and among his relatives and in his own household.”
Mark 6:3-4

The hardest people to love
may be in your own home
the ones who know you best
can misunderstand you so

Jesus had brothers and sisters,
neighbors, family, and friends
who all failed to get His message
and rejected Him in the end

His hometown made Him no hero
though the gospel He carefully preached
still did not convince Nazareth
as His own He did not seem to reach

So it is with Christians
at home, in friendships and family
we may be most challenged to show Jesus
to those whose love we most need

And Jesus could do no great work
where rejection filled each skeptical heart
but still He tried to convince them
the gospels show Him laboring hard

And work will attend our own witness
to hometown loved ones and friends
hard prayer and tears with brokeness
may be what saves them in the end

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