Mathew 13:55-56 “Isn’t this the carpenter’s son? Isn’t his mother’s name Mary, and aren’t his brothers James, Joseph, Simon and Judas? 56 Aren’t all his sisters with us? Where then did this man get all these things?”
Jesus had brothers and sisters….and not brothers and sisters in the Lord….Well then again…maybe they were. These were His REAL brothers and sister from Mary and Joseph… whom I guess Joseph was Jesus step father. Now I’m confusing myself LOL!
If I was Jesus sibling I probably would be talking behind His back. It would sound like this:
Man…Jesus gets all the praise all the time. Everybody in the whole neighborhood is always bragging about Him. He is so smart and knows all this stuff about God… who they say is His real Father. How did God get to be His Father and not ours? I mean our papa Joe is really good to us. We should be glad our last name is not Jackson. (Wink Wink)
Jesus barely gets into any trouble. Remember when He went to the temple to preach and they were looking for Him everywhere? Boy…If that was me they would have torn my butt up!
He never has to do His chores either because He’s always hanging out with the crowd. I heard He’s been hanging out with this gang called “the disciples”. They go everywhere…people’s houses…the mountians…fishing…hey this is not fair!! I know He has supernatural powers and has all this stuff to do for His dad…but what about us?
He turned water into wine so how come He doesn’t turn these rocks into some cash so we don’t have to work like dogs. You say what? He has a purpose? His Father wants Him to do WHAT??????? You’re kidding me…..tortured, beaten and killed? He has to take on the sins of the whole world and have His Father turn His back on Him for a time while He does this? Oh… no way man! Ya’ know…Being Josephs son really isn’t so bad after all!
Jesus brothers and sisters really weren’t like I would have been. At first they were not believers but then they believed in Him and joined in many of the things Jesus did. They were a close family and they even were there together with their mom Mary praying in the book of Acts.
Acts 1:14 They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.
Message for today: Love one another…even your brother! (Or sister)