Where is Jesus? (Luke 2:41-52)Bro. Mike Meade, August 12, 2018
Part of the Miscellaneous series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
Parents, have you ever accidentally left your child behind somewhere? Or thought you left them behind when you actually didn't? Maybe your own parents forgot you somewhere when you were younger. It's a scary thought and a frightening few minutes.
Mary and Joseph endured that for 3 days! They were traveling back home from Jerusalem and after a full day of travel they realize they've left Jesus behind in the city! They were likely frantic and terrified. They were trusted with God's Son and they had LOST HIM! They probably began asking, where is Jesus!? Where is Jesus!?
Where is Jesus in your life? Are you just assuming that you are walking with Him? Have you talked to Him recently? Have you sought Him recently? We have to do the asking. We have to do a checkup. Is He with you? Have you left Him behind?
If so, go back to Him, now.
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41Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the passover. 42And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast. 43And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and his mother knew not of it. 44But they, supposing him to have been in the company, went a day's journey; and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance. 45And when they found him not, they turned back again to Jerusalem, seeking him. 46And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions. 47And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers. 48And 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 sorrowing. 49And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business? 50And they understood not the saying which he spake unto them. 51And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject unto them: but his mother kept all these sayings in her heart. 52And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man. (KJV)