Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Son of Mary?

Isn't he the carpenter, the son of Mary,.. - Mark 6:3

Jesus was born of a virgin. It was a miracle. It was possible because of the Holy Spirit.But some people in those days did not believe it. Instead, they mocked at Jesus. They thought that some dirty little secret was there in the family of Jesus.

And they made fun of Jesus because of that. How do i say that?

Well, in Mark 6, Jesus is in his hometown. That's where people start calling him "Son of Mary".

In those days, people were identified with the names of their Father.
James, the son of Zabedee, James the son of Alphaeus, Simon bar Jonah. Nobody were identified with their mother's name.

But for Jesus they use Son of Mary to mock him. They were saying indirectly that they dont know who was the father of Jesus. They were talking ill about Mary. Jesus was ridiculed, mocked, and rejected.

Jesus knew the pain of people mocking him because of the family. Jesus suffered because of these gossips.

Is there a gossip going around about your family, about your father, mother, brother, sister, son or daughter. Jesus knows the pain. And he stands in solidarity with you.

Once they teasingly said "“We are not illegitimate children,” in John 8. 

 Jesus shared and still shares our suffering. Do not worry because of the bad family name. Jesus will redeem it. He will make all things work together for good.



1 comment:

  1. This is a very insightful message Kingsly, a very needed one. Whenever I used to read that verse in John 8, I used to recoil, because I knew what these Pharisees implied by saying that!