Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Call U-Haul

In reading Matthew 4 last night, I realized for the first time that when Jesus began his ministry, he did not keep his home in his hometown of Nazareth. Immediately after the arrest of John the Baptist, Jesus went home to Nazareth, and then moved from there to Capernaum.

I've always read this as part of his itinerant wanderings, but no; it was an actual move of his homeplace. Capernaum is now his hometown.

And Isaiah had prophesied that the suburbs of Capernaum would be blessed by a Light coming into their neighborhood.

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