Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Nobodies


In that same hour he rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, "I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will." Luke 10:21

"Our Savior's joy lay very much in this, that this revelation to men was being made through such humble instruments. We read that 'He lifted up his eyes to his disciples and said, Blessed be ye poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.' There was not among the twelve or the seventy one person of any social status. They were the common people of the field and the sea. . . . The grandest era in the world's history was ushered in by nobodies, by persons who, like their Leader, were despised and rejected of men."

Charles Haddon Spurgeon, "The Joy of Jesus," in The Treasury of the New Testament, I:793.