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Finding Jesus (Meeting with Jesus 4-5)

May 29, 2020 Season 2 Episode 37
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May 29, 2020 Season 2 Episode 37

I once went missing when I was on vacation. I was probably about 10 years old. I told my parents I was going to watch people fishing on a pier. My parents were fine with that because it was quite close. They said not to be away for more than 30 mins.

I watched the fishing for about 15 minutes and then began to walk back. On the way back I passed an arcade and I decided to take a quick look inside. I started watching someone play a video game and got so focused on it that I forgot the time. I was probably there for about forty minutes when I felt a tap on my shoulder. I turned around and there was my Dad. He wasn’t happy, and said, “I knew you’d be here.”

How did he know? He knew me. He knew what I was like. He knew I had a fatal attraction to arcades. It was the first place he looked.

Yesterday we saw Jesus go missing in Luke 2:41-46. Today, in Luke 2:47-50, Mary and Joseph find him in the last place they thought of looking--the Temple. Maybe not the first place any parent would think to look for a 12-year-old boy! What does this tell us about Jesus and about ourselves?

We have limited understanding of Jesus

  • His parents searched for three days (46)
  • His parents searched in great distress (48)
  • His parents searched everywhere but God’s house (49)
  • His parents searched without understanding (49-50)

Jesus has perfect understanding of himself

  • He understood his Bible better than his teachers (46)
  • He understood his mission better than his parents (49-50)

Jesus knows and understand far more than we do. So let’s bring all our questions, puzzles, and lack of understanding to him who has perfect understanding of all things.

This is a series of audio podcasts for kids who want to meet with Jesus by using Meeting with Jesus: A Bible Reading Plan for Kids.

Show Notes

I once went missing when I was on vacation. I was probably about 10 years old. I told my parents I was going to watch people fishing on a pier. My parents were fine with that because it was quite close. They said not to be away for more than 30 mins.

I watched the fishing for about 15 minutes and then began to walk back. On the way back I passed an arcade and I decided to take a quick look inside. I started watching someone play a video game and got so focused on it that I forgot the time. I was probably there for about forty minutes when I felt a tap on my shoulder. I turned around and there was my Dad. He wasn’t happy, and said, “I knew you’d be here.”

How did he know? He knew me. He knew what I was like. He knew I had a fatal attraction to arcades. It was the first place he looked.

Yesterday we saw Jesus go missing in Luke 2:41-46. Today, in Luke 2:47-50, Mary and Joseph find him in the last place they thought of looking--the Temple. Maybe not the first place any parent would think to look for a 12-year-old boy! What does this tell us about Jesus and about ourselves?

We have limited understanding of Jesus

  • His parents searched for three days (46)
  • His parents searched in great distress (48)
  • His parents searched everywhere but God’s house (49)
  • His parents searched without understanding (49-50)

Jesus has perfect understanding of himself

  • He understood his Bible better than his teachers (46)
  • He understood his mission better than his parents (49-50)

Jesus knows and understand far more than we do. So let’s bring all our questions, puzzles, and lack of understanding to him who has perfect understanding of all things.

This is a series of audio podcasts for kids who want to meet with Jesus by using Meeting with Jesus: A Bible Reading Plan for Kids.