Jesus goes home


They got up, drove him out of the town, and took him to the brow of the hill on which the town was built, in order to throw him off the cliff. But he walked right through the crowd and went on his way.

Luke 4:29-30

I was reading the story of Jesus' visit to his hometown (Luke 4).

Strange that the people who knew him best were so antagonistic.

Nazareth was a town of around 200 people. Every one of them would have known Jesus personally, seen him grow up. You can't get more "incarnational" than that. So why do they want to throw him off the nearest cliff?

Jesus had thirty years of displaying the perfection of One who was truly God and truly man. I'm assuming his life spoke volumes. I'm assuming he had "earned the right to speak."

It's a mystery. Maybe a perfect life is no guarantee that people will welcome the gospel.

Funny how so many of the people who did welcome Jesus were strangers he'd never met before and never saw again.