1. of common or established type or occurrence
2. familiar, everyday, or unexceptional
3. uninteresting or commonplace
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o seriously, what is ordinary? Who really has an ordinary life? And what defines ordinary in our lives. Being adopted, I often wondered what my birth parents looked like . . . who I looked like. Scripture says we are made in the image of Jesus and the verse that gives us a glimpse of His appearance says:
“He has no stately form or majesty
That we should look upon Him,
Nor appearance that we should be attracted to Him.”
So I imagine if we walked past Jesus on the street, we’d not do a double look at Him. Our children would not be staring at Him or pointing a finger at Him. We’d think Him just an ordinary man – but little would we realize, He is SO much more . . . the King of Kings and Great Healer, the Savior and Great Redeemer, to name a few. And it was just ordinary men who hung out with Him, even the ones Jesus chose to be His disciples.
Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John and realized
that they were uneducated and ordinary men,
they were amazed and recognized them as companions of Jesus.
He even chose ordinary men such as tax collectors and fishermen to be His apostles. And what about Peter? It is very hard to comprare nothing but ordinary by any means . . . yet Jesus keeps pursing ordinary, everyday people along with the unordinary hurting, wounded, rejected ones who think they would be the last Jesus would ever choose.
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