“Now Jesus himself was about thirty years old when he began his ministry. He was the son, so it was thought, of Joseph.” Luke 3:23
Luke lays out one of the most thought provoking comments I’ve heard in a long time and he does it with only four words. What makes it even greater is he does it in the genealogy. The part you skip over when reading through the gospels.
Luke is laying out the genealogy of Jesus and starts with Joseph. Luke brings up a misunderstanding. People of that day believed that Jesus was Josephs son.
People thought he was just the son of Joseph. He was another carpenter from Nazareth. Just another person like every other.
Well, thats what they thought.
Jesus was more than what they thought. He was more than Joseph’s son. He was God’s son. This is a bigger miscalculation than people realized. So Luke throws in, “so it was though”, and continues on as if nothing was wrong.
The reason is because not much has changed today. The world seems to be full of people that have underestimated who Jesus really is. We still do it today. People will still be doing it till the end of time.
Jesus was a good man, a myth, a magician, a revolutionary, a man who died like every other man. He was just Joseph’s son. Or at least that what people thought.
Its a good thing that who Jesus is can’t be altered by human opinion. No matter how people have viewed Him He still sits on the throne.
He is the Alpha and Omega.
He is the Author of life.
He is the Lord over all Creation.
He is the risen Savior of the world.
He is the image of the invisible God.
He is the King of Kings, the Lord of Lords.
He is the hope of glory.
He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.
He is Jesus, the Son of God.
One opinion will never change these truths. The one who opposes Him the most will never be able to change it. Those who have written him off or dismissed Him have not tarnished His good name. Thousands of years from now the truth about Him will remain.
Good thing our logic doesn’t limit His Devine being.