Boy Jesus

by Andrew Forrest

The account Luke gives us of 12 year-old Jesus in the Temple is the only account we have of Jesus as a boy. Slow down and read it again–it is such a human story. Can’t you just see Mary and Joseph’s growing panic and exasperation when they realize they’ve left their eldest son behind in Jerusalem?

(By the way, it seems likely that Mary was one of Luke’s eyewitness sources. Look at the times Luke tells us that Mary “treasured all these things in her heart.” Each of the strange occurrences of Jesus’s childhood was remembered by Mary and pondered over years afterward.)

Today’s Scripture:

Luke 2:41-52


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Doug July 16, 2019 - 10:10 pm

Sounds like a story that only a mother would remember.

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