CARPENTER OF LIVES
Today's Reading: Mark 6
Key Verse: Mark 6:3
"…Is this not the carpenter, the Son of Mary, and Brother of James, Joses, Judas, and Simon? And are not His sisters here with us?" So they were offended at Him.
They called Him "the carpenter" to belittle Him, but in reality that term praises Him. He is truly "the Carpenter of lives."
In the previous chapter, there are three examples of His higher carpentry. First, He spoke the words "go home" to the formerly demon possessed man, and Jesus became the Rebuilder of a life and a family. Secondly, Jesus said to the woman who touched the hem of His garment, "Go in peace," and He proved that He was the Rebuilder of the human body. Thirdly, Jesus became the Rebuilder of life itself with the word "arise" spoken to the little girl.
This "Carpenter of lives" is available to take the rebuilding contract for your life, your family, and for your circumstances. He also said, "I will build My Church" (Matthew 16:18). His hands were not as often portrayed in art; they were a working man's hands. Those hands are at work today if we ask for His carpentry.
Go ahead, ask!
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Lord Jesus, forgive me for the "do it yourself" job I've tried to do on my life. You know the plans You have for me and please implement them, because You definitely know best! Amen!
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