Theme: Reflecting God - God Sends a Savior
After three days they found him in the temple courts, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions.
A: They thought he was with other relatives.
Do you like to listen to family stories? In Luke 2:41-52, Jesus was learning in the temple with the priests and teachers for three days! His parents were frantic, but he was happy listening to stories about his Father and asking questions. Not only was he learning the teachers’ ideas, he was asking questions that amazed the priests. When Joseph and Mary found him, Jesus said that he had been doing “my Father’s business”.
Just like Jesus said, we also need “be about my Father’s business.” Luke 2:52 says that “Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.” When we grow in wisdom, we spend time reading God’s word, the Bible, and asking questions about it. Talk with your parents and church youth leaders about God’s word. Listening to podcasts like this is another good place to start. What questions do you have? Who specifically can you ask?
Christians are adopted into God’s family, so the Bible is our family story too, just as it was for Jesus. You are a part of God’s story too. What is your favorite story about your Father God or your brother Jesus? Draw a picture of the story. Label it “My Family Story.” Share it with someone else.