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Hidden Beginnings

…among you stands one you do not know. – John 1:26 (ESV) Before His ministry years, before His baptism and temptation, Jesus was virtually unknown. It had been some time since the strange rumors of the birth of the long-hoped-for Messiah had made the rounds. Supposedly some herdsmen had seen Him lying in a cattle trough. And later, strangely dressed foreigners had come to pay their respects. But that was a long time ago. The excitement had since faded to a memory, and life under gentile subjection went on as usual. To those of Nazareth and the neighboring towns, Jesus … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

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