There is a certain scripture passage that is very sad to me.
Matthew 13:58 reads,
“And He did not do many miracles there because of their lack of faith.”
Here is more of the passage in context:
Coming to His hometown, He began teaching the people in their synagogue, and they were amazed. “Where did this man get this wisdom and these miraculous powers?” they asked. “Isn’t this the carpenter’s son? Isn’t His mother’s name Mary, and aren’t His brothers James, Joseph, Simon and Judas? Aren’t all His sisters with us? Where then did this man get all these things?” And they took offense at Him.
But Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his own town and in his own home.”
And He did not do many miracles there because of their lack of faith.
The people were “amazed,” yet many must not have believed.
Think of all the accounts in the Bible of Jesus healing people.
People who couldn’t walk.
People with demons.
People with fever.
Jesus even brought people back from being dead.
But in His hometown?
Not so much.
He would have, but instead of everyone running to Him, bringing their loved ones to be healed, they had a lack of faith.
Is it any different today with some?
Jesus is ready and willing to bring many facets of healing into every life that believes.
Does everyone who hears about Him take advantage of that truth?
Not so much.
Instead of running to Him, bringing their broken hearts and broken lives to be healed, they have a lack of faith.
Jesus is ready and willing.