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What if God was One of Us

Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary?
Mark 6:3

Jesus had a workshop. Do you suppose it was tidy?

Did He find fulfillment in creating things with His hands? (How different from the worlds He created “in the beginning” . . . with just a word!)

Did He have a carpenters belt around His waist?

Did He whistle while He worked . . . or hum?

Did He ever smash His thumb? What did He do?

Did Mary go out to the shop and brag on His work, or just sit and talk to Him? Take Him a glass of water when it was unbearably warm outside?

Was He proud to be a carpenter?

Were there blemishes at times that He had to smooth out?

Did He make mistakes? Was every finished product perfect?

Were His hands callous from holding His tools?

Did He consider “making this stuff” a waste of time?

Did He train His younger brothers? Was He a patient teacher?

Did He give the money He made to Mary to help with household expenses?

How long was Joseph with Him?

Father and Son working together . . . did they laugh? Did they have a good time? Did they embrace when they were happy?

Did Mary kiss her Son, Jesus, goodnight?

This is the One who spoke the universe into existence! What must have gone through His mind, moment by moment, as He worked, the sweat running down His face? Isn’t that amazing? To choose to limit Himself to living in the confines of an earthsuit. . . .

What a God! What a wonderful, magnificent God!

About the Author

Anabel spent decades teaching in many contexts through Lifetime Guarantee Ministries. She has taught countless others how to have a genuine intimate faith and a sound marriage. She shared from her heart about living from the heart. Lifetime’s beloved founder and mentor passed away November 7, 2010. Her legacy and influence are timeless and priceless.