Philip found Nathanael and told him, “We have found the one Moses wrote about in the Law, and about whom the prophets also wrote-Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.” “Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?” Nathanael asked. “Come and see,” said Philip. – John 1:45-46 (NIV)

When God decided to come to earth He did not come on a throne, but a manger. He did not identify with Jerusalem, but Nazareth, a small border town that was filled with half-breed Jews and Samaritans. Nazareth was seen as an insignificant place. Yet God was pleased to be associated with Nazareth. So if we wonder if anything good can come out of our lives, remember Nazareth. The fact that God might use someone like you or me has been the pattern since the beginning of time.

Today’s commentary by:
Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, GraceNYC.org

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