John 1:46 (NIV)
46 Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?”
Can anything good come out of Nazareth? I guess that depends on how we do with the teachings we’ve been given. Great things have come from there already – amazing miracles, amazing wisdom, amazing love. Yet, and I suppose not too surprisingly, we have taken the good and made it in our own image.
Can anything good come out of Nazareth? Yes, we’ve seen the opportunity and then we killed it. That was then, this is now.
It’s up to us to carry on the legacy of Christ – not the legacy of power and intrigue some have done in his name, but the legacy of caring and love that shows up in the hospitals, the schools, the NGOs, the food banks and soup kitchens, the hospice, the prisons; the lives shared, touched, and changed.
Can anything good come out of Nazareth? Of course, but it is about what we do – how we follow the lessons, the wisdom, the instructions we’ve been given by Christ. It’s up to us to be the body of Christ in everyday doings every day.
Can you follow Him on this path?