"Surely you are not also from Galilee, are you? Search and you will see that no prophet is to arise from Galilee."
Yes, I'm using a Hanson album cover to illustrate the life of Jesus, God in everything remember?! In the last section we learnt that one of the question marks over Jesus was that he was an extraordinary teacher but had never been taught. Now his family background is questioned. Jesus, it seems, was from the 'Middle of Nowhere' and no one, particularly the authorities, seemed quite sure what to make of him.
Day 14: John 8:1-11 The woman caught in adultery
"Let anyone among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her."
What a story this is. A woman is dragged out into the street, condemned and on the road to execution. In a single line Jesus pulls the rug out from under her accusers, from under all of us when we look at another and judge or condemn. Extraordinary.
Day 15: John 8:12-end Light of the World
"Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life."
Brilliant light, bright light, perfect light.
Back in a few days!