Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Capernaum Irony

And you, Capernaum, will you be lifted to the heavens? No, you will go down to Hades. For if the miracles that were performed in you had been performed in Sodom, it would have remained to this day. (‭Matthew‬ ‭11‬:‭23‬ NIV)

It's ironic that the people of Capernaum are so far from Christ. This is the town from which Jesus based his ministry in Galilee. He taught from Peter's boat in this town. He brought about the miraculous catch here that got Peter, Andrew, James and John's attention. He healed Peter's mother and the paralytic lowered through the roof here.

Status holds little importance in God's economy. He's not about status or position. He's about authentic relationship rooted in trust.

The people of Capernaum apparently didn't trust him even though they witnessed incredible miracles.

Do you?