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?” 57 And they took offense at him.
Jesus was about 16 years old when His brothers and sisters were at home while He was out teaching in the synagogue.
James: You know we have to do not only our chores but His too! It’s not fair!!
Simon: I know ….all this teaching and preaching stuff because He’s supposed to be… the Son of God! Yeah right!
Sister 1: Who’s His real daddy anyway? Our father is Joseph and mother says Jesus Father is God. How in the world could that be possible? Come on now!
Judas: I think He’s just their favorite child and I am not going to bow down and kiss His feet!
Sister 2: Who does He think He is!! A mini Rabbi? The king of the Jews? No!… He’s the king of carpentry with a hammer as His scepter. Hee! Hee!
James: Preach sister!
Joseph: God’s gonna get you for talking about His son… the King of Kings…. LOL! Hush…here comes mom.
~ 14 Years later~
James: Remember all those things we use to say about our dear blessed brother Jesus. It’s a good thing that God is so forgiving and loving!
Sister 2: Yeah…that’s so true. We were so young and we just didn’t understand back then.
Simon: We should have known something was up with Jesus. He never got into any real trouble and He was so kind and helpful. He always obeyed mom and dad.
Sister 1: Yeah…but remember when He went off alone and they found Him in the temple?
Judas: Oh yeah…mom and dad were so upset that day!
Joseph: But to know know that our precious Lord and Savior…the King of Kings….the Son of God… is our very own half Brother!!!
James: Who knew?
Sister 2: You know… mom did try to tell us all.
Sister 1: Well the big picture is….will the world believe this and will they accept our dear Brother Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior? Will they see how much God did for them so they could be His very own Children and have eternal life with Him. Will they see all the help that’s available to them right now on this earth and that they don’t have to suffer alone or be without His love and comfort because of what our brother did for them?
James: Oh God…I pray so!!!!!!!!!!