Passage: Luke 2:41-52
Verse: Luke 2:49-50 (NIV)
“Why were you searching for me?” he asked. “Didn’t you know I had to be in my Father’s house?” But they did not understand what he was saying to them.
I want you to think back, for a moment, to a time when you first shared with your family or friends about your faith in Jesus Christ… and the belief you have in what He did for you on the cross. Did they understand what you were telling them? Maybe they did not understand what you were saying either, just as this portion of scripture indicates that Mary and Joseph did not understand what Jesus was saying to them.
Being born again into God’s family, through Jesus Christ, makes us a Child of God… not just one of God’s children. Being a Child of God has responsibilities. Jesus, even as a boy, desired to be with His Father and to do His will. However, sometimes as we seek to do the will of our heavenly Father, we can become distracted. Are you about our heavenly Father’s business? May we be able to focus on those things that God has uniquely gifted us to do for Him and to advance His kingdom.