Seeing the Light

Yeshua (Jesus) faced unbelief in His own house. That division led to a family intervention initiated by His mother and brothers during an outreach in Judea (Mark 3:21-35). It doesn’t go well. His kinfolk stand outside the crowd and call for Him. “He is out of His mind,” they charge.

The Lord ignores them. He looks at the multitude sitting around Him and says, “Who is my mother, or My brothers? Here are My mother and My brothers! For whoever does the will of God is My brother and My sister and mother.”

But mom and siblings have a change of heart after Yeshua’s resurrection and ascension. They join the apostles in an Upper Room prayer meeting, worshipping in one accord (Acts 1:12-14). Two brothers serve in ministry: James oversees the early church in Jerusalem, and Judas pens the New Testament Epistle of Jude.

That breakthrough should give us hope today. If Yeshua can reach the lost in His family, He can reach ours. We need to keep praying, seeking, believing. With God all things are possible (Mark 10:27).

Written by Jeff King

Jeff is a retired newspaper journalist in the United States and follower of Yeshua (Jesus) of Nazareth

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