Left at Church

Luke 2:41-52; Ephesians 4:17-24; Psalm 119:57-64; 1 Kings 12: Have you ever left your child at church? When parents miscommunicate it is easy to do. (speaking from experience) Jesus’ parents did the same thing. They thought Jesus was with family and friends as they departed from a celebration at the temple. They had gone a day’s journey before they even realized it. Now I can say I am not guilty of this. lol. It was three days before they found Him. Now I don’t know about you, but by then I would have wanted to kill him. 🙂 Instead He calmly tells them, “did you not know I would be about my Father’s business.” For Mary and Joseph that must have been a reality check. I wonder how Jesus first understood who His Father was. I wonder how Mary and Joseph encouraged Him in His faith. Did they have to get Him a scroll to read early? Did they leave Him at the local temple frequently? What should really amaze me should be that when they did find Him the religious leaders were listening to Him. For men to listen to a child He must have been impressive in His knowledge and understanding.
Jesus, would You teach me today through the Holy Spirit to know You better and to follow You more closely. Help me not leave You behind when I go about my daily life. I love You Lord.