I’m amazed when I read in Mark chapter 6 about Jesus visiting his hometown. The people there didn’t believe in him. It’s like they were jealous of him and didn’t know why he was so special. After all, he was one of them, wasn’t he?
Jesus said to them, “only in his hometown, among his relatives and in his own house is a prophet without honor.” (Mark 6:4)
To think that Jesus Christ, the Lord, our Savior, came from among them! You would think they would be honored to have the Son of God to have come from their hometown. But, they lacked faith so much that wasn’t able to do miracles there except for healing a few sick people. You see, for miracles to happen, we must believe! If we have the faith of a mustard seed which is the smallest seed of all, miracles can happen! The mustard seed, you see, grows into the largest of all the garden plants. So, even the smallest amount of faith can help Jesus perform the greatest of miracles.
Many think that miracles are things of the past. They think they only happened in biblical times, but they happen every day. Some of them are small, some are huge! The small miracles could be something as simple as being delayed for a short amount of time so that we aren’t in an accident with the drunk on the road, or we meet just the person we needed to meet that was able to offer just what we needed. The big miracles are the tumor that was there when the doctor had the tests done, but is gone when it’s time to undergo surgery. I remember when my dad was in ICU and the doctor held no hope that he would survive. He was only able to breathe with the help of a respirator and he had little brain activity. Each day when I would go to visit him, the nurse would tell me not to get my hopes us. But, God was telling me something else. I felt deep in me, that he was going to pull out of it. He was in the hospital for 2 1/2 months, but he finally walked out of the hospital on his own power. We were able to share another year and a half with Daddy. Those times are precious as it gave me some time to really talk to him about matters that we had never discussed. I consider that time I got to spend with him a miracle. The cards were stacked against him, but God sent him back to finish his purpose here on Earth. You see, it’s important to believe, so that God can work his miracles!