JUST A CARPENTER?
WRITTEN BY: EUNICE ISEOLUWA OYEKUNLE
As Christians, I know that one of the Bible stories we listened to while growing up was about Jesus Christ being a carpenter from a carpenter’s family. He was unable to do much in his hometown because people looked down on him saying:
‘’Is that not the carpenter’s son? Mary’s son? We know him. What does he have to offer?’’ Those people were too familiar with Jesus and thought that he couldn’t do much. No wonder Jesus replied saying, ‘’A prophet has little honor in his hometown’’. He left his hometown for another village where he was accepted.
One of the lessons that I learnt here is the fact that God can use anyone to save or help us. Never despise anyone that God sends to you. God used an ordinary carpenter to save the world. God uses the ordinary things of this world to achieve His own purpose. God makes usefulness out of what the world calls useless. Never look down on anyone especially the anointed one of God, rather treat everyone with respect.
Also, never look down on yourself. If God calls you to do a big task, don’t think you can’t do it. He is the God that knows your flaws, strength and weaknesses. He knows how to turn your flaws into perfection if you are willing to depend on Him. Irrespective of your race, background or colour, God can still use you. People around you might not accept your dreams or visions but don’t allow that to stop you from obeying God.