I never realized this before but did you know there was a time when our Lord's hands were tied? Tied such that He could do absolutely nothing? Take a look at Mark, 6:5. "And he could there do no mighty work, save (except) that he laid his hand upon a few sick folks, and healed them." The majority in attendance at that gathering were so offended in (by) Him, (verse 3), "Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary...?" They made reference to Him as being a lowly carpenter? Last week you were repairing broken plow handles and this week you are providing us with wisdom? The nerve of this guy! Who allowed this boy in here to begin with? Someone throw him out. I wonder how Mary felt realizing her entire community had no respect for her seeing as how she came of child before marriage? In an earlier Gospel Jesus is referred to as the Son of Joseph. By Mark they have now decided Jesus is the illigetimate child of Mary! As Jesus had walked in that community for 30 years it all boils down to, familiarity breeds contempt. The minority in attendance however went home completely healed. By verse 2, in part, "...From whence hath this man these things? and what wisdom is this which is given unto him, that even such mighty works are wroght by his hands?" Verse 4, "A prophet is not without honor but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house." How true. How many of you folks out there are referred to as, Pastor Smith? Or, Reverend Smith? Or Deacon Smith? Now, how does your parents refer to you at home? Probably by your first name. This Word of God is so exciting. The hands of Jesus were tied that night and He could do nothing. They totally and completely rejected Him. I wonder what's going through the minds of these scoffers right now as they continue to fall in that bottomless pit?