God has place this wonderful creation in our hands. As U2 sings, "It's a beautiful day, don't let it slip away." We have this one life to live on this beautiful planet so enjoy these reflections on God, faith, life, and music. "After the flood all of the colors came out. It's a beautiful day."

Monday, March 13, 2017

Jesus Was Amazd at Their Unbelief

He left that place and came to his home town, and his disciples followed him. 2On the sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astounded. They said, ‘Where did this man get all this? What is this wisdom that has been given to him? What deeds of power are being done by his hands! 3Is 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. 4Then Jesus said to them, ‘Prophets are not without honor, except in their home town, and among their own kin, and in their own house.’ 5And he could do no deed of power there, except that he laid his hands on a few sick people and cured them. 6And he was amazed at their unbelief. Mark 6:1-6
he was amazed at their unbelief
Jesus went home
he left the place where people were amazed about him
he spoke of God in a way that changed them
he cast out evil
he healed those who he touched or touched him
Jesus went home

he was amazed at their unbelief
Jesus went to church
he was among the people who first taught him
taught him to pray
taught him to worship
taught him sing
taught him to study
taught him to care
he went to church

he was amazed at their unbelief
Jesus began to teach
he opened the torah script and began to talk about it
he spoke of repentance, forgiveness, love
he shared his vision of the kingdom of God
the people were astounded
but not in a good way
his words went right by them
all they could see is the little boy who pulled his sister hairt
all they could see is the occupation he was supposed to have - carpenter
where did this wisdom come from
this isn't what we have been taught
we know his family
he can't be given a new teaching
the more they talked to each other about him
the more offended they became
he began to teach

he was amazed at their unbelief
they didn't get his sermon
they didn't hear God's word through him
he couldn't do deeds of power
he could only lay hands on a few
he could only cure a few
he was amazed at their unbelief

he was amazed at their unbelief
we see them in their seats of power
they profess their faith
they tell us they are Christians
they show us their pastor, their church
they speak of what God requires
Jesus tried to walk among them
he tried to whisper in their ear
I want you to heal people
I want you to make people well
I want you to remember my words and teaching
love one another
do good to one another
heal the sick, feed the hungry
visit the imprisoned
give a drink to the thirsty
clothe the naked
he whispers to them in their seat of power
but they didn't get it
they couldn't hear his word
they couldn't experience his love
 they forgot his call to repent and believe the good news
God has drawn near and healing is possible,
evil is cast out
love wins
he whispered in thier ear as they made decisions about other people's lives
he whispered in their ears and they held hearings and voted on bills
he whispered in their ears remember your baptism
he whispered in their ears to remember to love
he was amazed at their unbelief

Help My Unbelief, Red Mountian Music

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