Wednesday, February 01, 2006
Rejection is not easy, but we see through Jesus his own rejection, by his own native place to boot. Even after preaching God's word with such authority, to show that his guidance is from God himself. Even going so far as to heal, and still nothing. Wow! Amazing indeed. What would it take, an earthquake or something, to show them what is being fulfilled. Yet Jesus, says in his own words "A prophet is not without honor except in his native place and among his own kin and in his own house." Once again we are shown Jesus' true character. How he shows us patience among his own. He doesn't push himself on them. What does that say about us then. We often push ourselves on others, we have no patience, our wills are imposed upon all we come in contact with. We have become a world where we do an awful lot of bullying. Children today are becoming more and more exactly that, because they imitate their peers. Try imitating Jesus to achieve his patience to see how truly peaceful we can be. He did not go to his native home to seek their approval to what he is doing, nor to Lord it over them.