Collin County Living Well Magazine November/December 2017 - Page 18

E No Better Place to Be very year Jesus’ parents went to Jerusalem for the Passover. When Jesus was 12, they attended the festival as usual. After the celebration was over, they started home to Nazareth, but Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. His parents didn’t miss him at first, because they assumed he was among the other travelers. But when he didn’t show up that evening, they started looking for him among their relatives and friends. When they couldn’t find him, they went back to Je- rusalem to search for him there. Three days later they finally discovered him in the Temple, sitting among the religious teachers, listening to them and asking questions. All who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers. His parents didn’t know what to think. “Son,” his mother said to him, “why have you done this to us? Your father and I have been frantic, searching for you everywhere.” “But why did you need to search?” he asked. “Didn’t you know that I must be in my Father’s house?” But they didn’t understand what he meant. This story reveals that even as a child Jesus recognized His life was consecrated or set apart for exclusive use of His Father. He said, “I only do what I see my Father do; I only say what I hear my Father say.” The result was that people marveled, the H\H[]H[ۙ\YYX[ZXY[[]\HܞHYX\BMSSH][[XY^[HՑSPTPSPT M˜[\8&\^Y\ˈ8'[\\\ LYX\ X\H[\\\ˈ^H\\H[HۛH\[^HY\^KHۙ\]]^Y\]\]H[YZO\ؘXBZYH^Y\H\ZK8& X\ ܙ][8)[K[H[Y[X\]Y\BXZ[H]H\[H[\Y]\HX[^H۸&]8)]\HۛHY[ۏHx&\HۛH[[Kx&\HۛH[[Hx&x'BH]\\\\]\X]\HH\[^\š[H[\و\]\&\[ HY\[\XBH\[H[و \]^[\\H^ B\Y[[Z[܈Y\H\\ZY [\ܛ[H[]HXHH] ZHX\ X]\HH\›ݙ\YHHܛH[\ܙ[x&\H[[[HHY[\]H[و\[^\]ܚ˂\8&\\][H[\H\H[[[B[]\KH[]HY[]\]\H[\BYH[HZY ]\\&\YX[܈][ YX[܈ ܈H][وX[H]\˂]YHY][[Y\›[]ZYXZH]X\Y\]][]H\ܙX]\H[]XXXK[HۈH\Y]H\]YHݙ\Y[[ܜ[YKH]]Y\H]YYH[ۙHH\BXY[[YYY\Y[Z\KB]\HوHXو\Y]\ˈH\[Y\ۈۙ