Mark 6

In today’s reading, Mark 6, we find Jesus back in his hometown of Nazareth.  It was the Sabbath and He was teaching in the synagogue.  After listening to him speak, some people basically started saying who is this guy and who does he think he is.  Then Jesus said, “A prophet is not without honor, except in his hometown and among his relatives and in his own household.”  Verses 5 & 6 go on to say:  “And He could do no mighty work there, except that He laid his hands on a few sick people and healed them.  And He marveled because of their unbelief.”


Just two quick thoughts/questions for us to ponder this morning as we get over the hump today.  One, why is it easier for us to believe something amazing could come from a stranger than it could from someone close to us?  Two, how disheartening was this for our lord and savior:  “…He marveled because of their disbelief.”


Give those two some thought this morning…and then find a way to show someone the love of Jesus, today.  Have a blessed Wednesday!