(24-32) Jesus the Christ was probably the most misunderstood person of His day. The Pharisees and other religious leaders didn’t know how to take Him. When Jesus cast out demons, they said He did so only by Beelzebul, the prince of demons. They called him a glutton because He came eating and drinking. They couldn’t understand how or why He was a friend of sinners. Many of His disciples and other Jewish followers didn’t know how to take Him either. They expected a Messiah to arrive who would lead a revolt and deliver them from their Roman oppressors. They didn’t get a warrior. They got a baby. No one expected Jesus to come the way He did, to do the things He did, or to say the things He said.
(46-50) I’m guessing when we get to Heaven, the first song we’re going to sing is Sister Sledge’s “We Are Family”! Hahah 🙂 But seriously, Jesus the Christ considers all those who believe in Him and obey Him His family forever. With our eternal family, it isn’t about our color or language or status, it’s all about the blood – the blood of Jesus which was shed for us and saves us.
Favorite verse: (50) For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.”