Saturday January 24th, John 1: 46 "Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?" Nathanael asked. "Come and see," said Philip. 47 When Jesus saw Nathanael approaching, he said of him, "Here is a true Israelite, in whom there is nothing false." 48 "How do you know me?" Nathanael asked. Jesus answered, "I saw you while you were still under the fig tree before Philip called you." 49 Then Nathanael declared, "Rabbi, you are the Son of God; you are the King of Israel." Nathanael didn’t much like the idea of anyone of importance coming from the little backwater town of Nazareth. Nazareth was a small town on the wrong side of the tracks, no matter what direction you came from.  It was a stone’s throw from the mighty and magnificent Sepphoris where anybody who was anybody had lived or visited.  He had some preconceived ideas about Nazareth and was not about to let go of them. God has a way of pushing us on the stupidity of our preconceived ideas most of the time. A great deal of Jesus’ ministry was pushing the world on it’s preconceived ideas.  What are your preconceived ideas that are holding you back from following the Messiah or letting the Messiah into your life? Which of your assumptions are simply disguised fears you don’t want to face?  Let God into your life and you just might be surprised at what you find, and how you grow.   


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