Scripture reading for March 4th: Luke 2
Key Scriptures for over-comers: Luke 2:48-50 “When His parents saw Him, they were astonished. His mother said to Him, “Son, why have you treated us like this? Your father and I have been anxiously searching for You.” “Why were you searching for me?” He asked. Didn’t you know I had to be in My Father’s House?” But they did not understand what He was saying to them.”
We know very little of Jesus’ childhood after the visit of the wise men and His trip to Egypt and return to Nazareth. Joseph and Mary evidently lead an ordinary life and had other children that Jesus grew up with. They were Jews who were devout and visited Jerusalem for the feast of Passover every year. (Luke 2:41) Luke records that Jesus went with His family when He was twelve years old and on the way back home, was found to be missing from the company of travelers from Nazareth.
When His parents returned to Jerusalem, they found Jesus in the temple courts sitting with the teachers and asking questions. When they questioned Him, He told them they should have known that He had to be in His Father’s House! This was one of the earliest revelations by Jesus of His true identity! Our identity is now tied to our Father through Jesus Christ!
Observations for over-comers: It is a good thing to be in ‘Father’s House’! We must never forget our identity and our destiny! “I will proclaim the decree of the Lord: He said to Me, “You are My Son, today I have become Your Father. Ask of Me, and I will amke the nations Your inheritance and ends of the earth Your possession.” (Psalm 2:7-8)