The Finding of Jesus in the Temple

5th Joy

Let us never be far removed from Christ -- let us always seek Him earnestly and give careful heed to His teaching.

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  1. When Jesus was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem for the feast of the Passover. (Luke 2:41, 42)
  2. When they were on their way home, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem without His parents knowing it. (Luke 2:43)
  3. They went back to Jerusalem looking for Him everywhere. Three days later, they found Him in the Temple. (Luke 2:45, 46)
  4. He was sitting among the doctors, listening to them, and asking them questions. (Luke 2:46)
  5. And all those who heard Him were astounded at His intelligence and His replies. (Luke 2:47)
  6. My child, why have You done this to us? See how worried Your father and I have been, looking for You? (Luke 2:48)
  7. Why were you looking for Me? Did you not know that I must be busy with My Father's affairs? (Luke 2:49)
  8. But they did not understand what He meant. (Luke 2:50)
  9. He then went down with them and came to Nazareth and lived under their authority. (Luke 2:51)
  10. And Jesus increased in wisdom, in stature, and in favor with God and men. (Luke 2:52)
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