Sunday, May 23, 2010
"We The People" Part VIFirst From Julie's Keyboard:
The family was on their journey back home when they realized their child was not in the company of folks with whom they were traveling.
They had traveled a day’s journey toward home when they encountered the problem of their missing child. After returning to Jerusalem and searching for him for three days, he was found in the Temple listening and asking questions of the educated minds of that time. They were astonished at his wisdom in this era of his life.
In spite of the frustration and over whelming emotion in his parents, Jesus simply responded to their panic with, “How is it that ye sought me? Knew ye not that I must be about my Father’s business?”
Seems we “Christians” could derive much concerning our disposition about this life from this passage in the Bible. It appears that there are so many things in this world to busy us and keep us tied in the knots of carving out a life on this earth. We must never lose sight and focus of our purpose in this life.
When we understand that we are indeed eternal beings that will live forever somewhere, the “business” of our living should become much clearer in our understanding of things.
The challenge of this post today would be in this question, “What am I doing about my Father’s business?”
Where you or I spend eternity is not tied to who likes us or not. It’s not in all that we gained materially or some status we achieved in the prominent notions of this world.
It’s not in our economic realm or social position we may hold. No.
It’s in our relationship to Jesus Christ (God’s only begotten Son). When we receive Him and all that He provided for our salvation through Him, we must become concerned about “our Father’s business.” What would He have us doing this day?
May you have a super blessed week in Him.
“Now His parents went to Jerusalem, every year, at the feast of the Passover.
An when He was twelve years old, and they were come up to Jerusalem, after the custom of the feast,
And had finished the day thereof, as they returned, the child Jesus remained in Jerusalem, and Joseph knew not, nor his mother,
But they supposing that he had been in the company, went a day’s journey, and sought Him among their kinsfolk, and acquaintances.
And when they found Him not, they turned back to Jerusalem, and sought Him.
And it came to pass three days after, that they found Him in the Temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions:
And all that heard Him, were astonied at His understanding and answers.
So when they saw Him, they were amazed, and His mother said unto Him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us Behold, thy father and I have sought thee with very heavy hearts.
Then said He unto them, “How is it that ye sought me? Knew ye not that I must go about my Father’s business?”
But they understood not the word that He spake to them.
Then He went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject to them: and His mother kept all these sayings in her heart.
And Jesus increased in wisdom, and stature, and in favor with God and men.”
"We The People" Part V.