Jesus was a carpenter by trade. He picked up tools and made things. Jesus learned a craft and worked just like the others in his community.
“Isn’t this the carpenter?” some asked in Mark 6:3. Jesus could have worked in another occupation, such as a physician, priest, scholar, soldier, fisherman or shepherd or even an earthly king. But, why did Jesus choose to be a carpenter?
Carpenters make things of utility and value. The carpenter does the work and the object in his hand yields to his design. Carpenters have a plan. They take what is common and make it special. Read More→