“Safe at Home?”
Matthew 13: 55, 56: “Is this not the carpenter’s son? Is not His mother called Mary, and His brothers, James and Joseph and Simon and Judas? And His sisters, ae they not all with us? Where then did this man get all these things? And they took offense at Him.” When Jesus was getting such a hard time from His townmates, one could ask the question: Where was His family? In any version of this story, not a single brother or sister stands up to defend Him, not once. (Later, of course, it was different) But when one of our family members, natural or spiritual, is attacked, let us not be missing in action!