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Saturday, January 20, 2024

The Furniture of Jesus


John 1: 35-51

“ 38 Turning around, Jesus saw them following and asked, “What do you want?” They said, “Rabbi” (which means “Teacher”), “where are you staying?” 39 “Come,” he replied, “and you will see.” So they went and saw where he was staying, and they spent that day with him. It was about four in the afternoon.”

I have often wondered what the home of Jesus was like.  Since he was probably trained as a carpenter by Joseph, I wonder if his home was not filled with chairs and tables that he and Joseph had built.  Can you imagine breaking bread with Jesus while sitting at a table that his hands had designed and nailed and finished?

The disciples had been told by John the Baptist that Jesus was the Lamb of God, meaning the Messiah.  So they approached Jesus and asked if they could go with him to his home. The disciples of John now became disciples of Jesus.  

Once we recognize who Jesus is we must walk with Him, follow Him home, sit in His chairs, eat at His table and have long conversations with Him into the night.

And, when morning comes, we will find that His hands held and hammered the nails for our salvation.


May the love of Christ be with you,

Rev. Eric Lanier (Retired)


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