In Jesus’ Family - January 8, 2016

Jesus had dirty hands, sweat-stained shirts, and—this may surprise you—common looks! Isaiah 53:2 describes Jesus as having “no stately form or majesty that we should look upon him, nor appearance that we should be attracted to him.” Are your looks run-of-the-mill and your ways simple? So were his. Questionable pedigree…simple home… an ordinary laborer with ordinary looks. Are you poor? Ever feel taken advantage of? Whatever you’re facing, he knows how you feel. And he is not ashamed of you.

Hebrews 2:11 says, “Jesus, who makes people holy, and those who are made holy are from the same family. So he is not ashamed to call them his brothers and sisters.” So go to him. After all, you are part of the family!

From Next Door Savior