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The Carpenter’s Son

Text:
Matthew 13: 53-58
Memory Verse:
“Is not this the carpenter’s son? Is not his mother called Mary? And his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas?” (Matthew 13:55).

The story is told of the construction of a choir loft by the side of the altar in a chapel. There was, however, no space for a staircase that could be used by the choir to get up to the loft. The best builders and designers came together, viewed the chapel and declared that it would be impossible to construct a staircase. The Nuns in the convent decided to pray. On the last day of the prayers, a
carpenter appeared and offered to help them. He went to work with crude tools, painstaking patience and skill and constructed a staircase of 360 degree turns. He used 33 steps held together with wooden pegs and no central support. He did not ask to be paid, and when the Nuns turned to thank him, he was gone. A simple carpenter did what no one else could do.

Jesus, the son of Joseph the carpenter, visited various people at different times and solved their problems (Matthew 8:16 & 17). Those who spurned Him and  mocked His teachings (like in today’s passage) remained in unbelief and missed out on His miracles. “Now He did not do many mighty works there because of their unbelief” (Matthew 13:58). We do not know if Jesus ever worked as a carpenter, but we know that He is alive and can do wonders in your life. He is ever ready to come to the aid of His children. Connect to Him through the Word and prayers and He will help you.

Prayer Points:
1. Help me, Lord, to connect with the throne room in my hour of need.
2. Thank You, Lord Jesus, for the assurance that You hear and answer prayers.

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