Matthew 13:55 “Isn’t this the carpenter’s son? Isn’t his mother’s name Mary, and aren’t his brothers James, Joseph, Simon and Judas?”

Jesus had gone back to His hometown to teach there. And the words that He spoke and the miracles that He did amazed the people. But it amazed them because they couldn’t get past who they thought Jesus was. “Isn’t this the carpenter’s son?” All Jesus would ever be to them was the boy that grew up in their town. He could never be a prophet, He’s the carpenter’s son. He couldn’t teach or do miracles, that’s Mary’s boy. He can’t be anything more than a trouble maker, His brothers are still around here causing problems. They missed their Savior because all they saw was the carpenter’s son.

When you see Jesus, who do you see? Is there something that gets in your way? Do you see a man who lived and died a long time ago? Do you see a teacher that said some good things? Do you see a rebel who paid for his actions? Or do you see the Christ, the Son of God, God incarnate. Savior of the world.

“But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Matthew 16:15.