God Can Create Something Out of Nothing
Jesus Christ was born to a carpenter named Joseph and a virgin named Mary. They were not celebrities or famous in their towns. They did not have a lot of money or live in a big house. They were everyday working people that believed in God. They were poor people that came from small beginnings.
In Our Society
Today we think that the more money that we have the better life we will be. It may be true in the idea that materialistically you can buy whatever you want. We believe that if you are on tv or have a lot of likes on any social media site that you are popular. Being popular equates to a great life. You have to be popular to have a good life. We justify our life with everything that surrounds us, without remembering what lives inside of us.
“Blessed are the gentle: for they shall inherit the earth.” (Matthew 5:5)
Being gentle is not an idea that we consider to be useful. All the tale tales that we listen to talk about strong men that defeated a powerful enemy. About the Roman soldiers that lived their life being forceful and brave. To the modern day superheroes that have abs of steel, muscles all over and can break anyone in half. We all gravitate towards powerful people. It is human nature to do so. But, how we forget to fall on our knees and pray to the most powerful superhero of all time, GOD!!
The Twelve Disciples
Jesus shows us how becoming rich in this world does not generate any treasures in heaven. I do not remember a story in the Bible where God stopped everyone at the gates of heaven to ask them how much money they had made on earth, before he would let them in. Actually the stories of the Bible are quite different. When Jesus went to search for his disciples, he found men that were lost and poor in all ways. Peter was an everyday fisherman. He would open his mouth just to stick his foot in. He acted courageous on the outside, but the minute that the storm became strong he would run the other way. When Peter sees Jesus walking on the water:
“Peter said, ‘Lord, if it is really you, then command me to come to
you on the water.’ Jesus said, ‘Come.’ And Peter left the boat and
walked on the water to Jesus. But when Peter saw the wind and the
waves, he became afraid and began to sink. he shouted, ‘Lord save
me!’ “ (Matthew 14: 28-30)
How easy it is for all of us to fall flat on our face when it comes to the strength of our face. Another disciple was John “the Beloved.” He was also a man who made his living from fishing. In Jesus’s darkest hour, John is one of the privileged disciples who Jesus allows to go with him to the Gethsemane, to pray to God, before he is put on trial.
“He said to them, ‘My heart is full of sorrow, to the point of
death. Stay here and watch with me.’ After walking a little
farther away from them, Jesus fell to the ground and prayed,
‘My Father, if it is possible, do not give me this cup of suffering.
But do what you want, not what I want.’ Then Jesus went back
to his followers and found them asleep.” (Matthew 26: 38-40).
John fell asleep during Jesus’s last moments. Jesus even told them to stay awake and pray against temptation. But he couldn’t do it. He couldn’t hold himself together enough to keep his eyes open.
How have other people started from small beginnings yet God used them for his own good? Please comment in the section below.