November 6th, 2018
Amazed and Dazed Having No Understanding
Luke 2:48-50 (KJB) And 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. 49 And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business? 50 And they understood not the saying which he spake unto them.
Mary was perplexed with the words and action of her now grown son Jesus. She did not understand why she and Joseph, his earthly father, diligently searched all over for Jesus and had surprising found Him preaching in the temple. This was an amazing moment for both her and Joseph, especially after searching for some distance and time it took to locate him.
Yet in all this, he seemed rather oblivious to their great concern in finding him.
They had lost track of Jesus as they traveled from Jerusalem. When noticed that He was missing from the group, they immediately stopped their journey to backtrack looking for Him. They had no idea where He might be found or why He had not come with them. Him being absent was of great concern to them.
Just like parents who lose track of a child on a vacation stop. Whether it be just momentarily, a long period of time, or forever, a parent’s heart falls when their child goes missing. Mary and Joseph were no different, they frantically began to search for him and left no stone unturned in the process.
Though Mary and Joseph were relieved in finally finding Jesus, they did not understand what he was doing in the temple or what he had said to them upon locating him. Though he had done no wrong, this was quite an amazing experience for them. One that they did not quite understand. Especially when He stated the reason for His absence as “I must be about my Father’s business…”
People innately seek the presence of Jesus today. In fact, each person is created with a God-sized hole in their heart which can only be filled through personally knowing Jesus Christ. When a person chooses to personally recognizes Jesus, he or she also knows the Father, God. However, those who do not recognize Jesus, also do not personally know God for The Father, Son, and Spirit are one.