Back in the 1930’s, a lot of highways were still made of dry, dirty mud roads. This was especially true in the state of Mississippi. At the intersection of US Route 49 and US Route 61 in Clarksdale, Mississippi, Robert Johnson made his pact with the devil. It happened shortly after midnight.
Robert Johnson, who was born to an father that he barely knew, was a lazy black boy. Hedidn’t want to do much work—he just wanted to make a living playing and singing the music of his race.It is kind of difficult to understand what it was like then while living in today’s world—for today’s world is so drastically different. It is not just the improved technology—but just about everything else too.Mississippi is very close to New Orleans, Louisiana.New Orleans had their own company of Voodoo worshippers who emigrated here from Africa and the islands of the Gulf of Mexico.
Does it not seem odd that very little is known about most of Jesus’ life (the central figure of the New Testament)? The Bible tells us a little about his first twelve years, a lot about his last three and a half years, but nothing about an eighteen year span between ages twelve and thirty. This is the rest of the story.
The Early Years of Jesus
Luke 2:46-52, “And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions. And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers. And when they saw him, they were amazed: and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? Behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing. And he said unto them, how is it that ye sought me; wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business? And they understood not the saying which he spake unto them. And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject unto them: but his mother kept all these sayings in her heart. And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.”