Have you ever thought about that? I mean, he was God-in-flesh, on earth for only thirty-three or so years, and we really only know about the last three. If it were us, we would think that every instant of God-incarnate life should shake the earth at every moment during those brief years. Thirty years of preparation for three years of ministry seems like an inefficient ratio. But God had different plans, and we know and trust that Jesus’ earthly sojourn happened in exactly the best way possible.
It gives a little perspective, doesn’t it? When we think we are “wasting our lives”, languishing away doing some menial job (like, say, being a carpenter). But God always has his “fullness of time”, and he gets his work done in the best way at the best time. The Bible says that we should not despise the day of “little” things. It seems like Jesus had a whole lot of “little” stuff before he shook the world with his life and death and life-again. Why should we expect our lives to be different?