The One Thing Jesus Couldn’t Do

beautiful-jesusJesus walked on water.  He calmed the raging seas.  He healed the sick, opened blind eyes and deaf ears, and caused the lame to walk.  He fed ten thousand people with a kindergartener’s sack lunch… on two separate occasions.  He went head to head with the religious elite, defended the widows and orphans, and transformed the world as we know it.  He did everything and could do anything.

Well, not quite anything.

“Now Jesus could do no mighty work [in His own country], except that He laid His hands in a few sick people and healed them.” (Mark 6:5)

Hold the phone.  Jesus, the King of kings and Lord of lords, the Great High Priest, the Lion of Judah and Lamb of God, the Son of Man, the Jesus, couldn’t do mighty works?

That doesn’t make any sense.  What could have prevented the Word Made Flesh Himself from healing the masses, when He had already proven Himself more than capable?  What force possibly could have stopped Jesus Christ of Nazareth from performing mighty works?

“And He marveled because of their unbelief.” (Mark 6:6)

It was the people’s lack of faith that stopped the miraculous power of God from working in their lives.  They chose to believe that Jesus’ power wasn’t available for them.  And as a result, it wasn’t. 

Over and over and over again in the scriptures, we read that it is our faith that triggers God’s power to move in our lives.  Every single day, we make thousands of choices to trust in the world and the circumstances and whatever else there is, or to trust in God’s Word.

The Galileans chose to reject God’s Word.

I’m choosing to trust God.

What’re you going to choose?

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