Now He did not do many mighty works there because of their unbelief. Matt 13:58
It is difficult to imagine Jesus hampered by the belief of those around Him. He visited His hometown and taught in the synagogue.
Everyone was amazed at His ability but then questioned how He could teach like He did. After all, He was just the carpenter’s son – His family well known in the area.
The citizens were actually offended by His teachings.
As a result He did very few miracles.
He is still doing very few miracles today!
Not because He does not have the ability – He is Creator, after all! No, it’s because of our unbelief! We don’t see miraculous healings because we don’t want to believe in that ability. We lack the faith that it can truly happen.
When someone testifies about cancer miraculously being healed, we roll our eyes and say, “That’s fantastic, dear!”
Let us not be like the hometown folks in Jesus day. Let’s be the faithful remnant that believe. Let’s be more like the dad of the young man that was possessed.
Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.”
Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!” Mark 9:23-24