Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Jesus the Teenager

They say teenagers aren't paying attention to the Bible and the example Jesus left us. I'm not so sure about that. Luke 2 seems to be a story they might be paying attention to.

Joe and Mary are making the yearly trek to Jerusalem for Passover. On the way back home, they play a game of I-thought-you-had-Jesus. Retracing their steps back to Jerusalem, they find Jesus at the Temple. Jesus, what's going on?

“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. ~Luke 2:49-50

You can almost hear the 'Duh!' coming towards Joseph and Mary. And we see evidence that the teenager seemed to know more than his parents. With teenagers on the way in my own home, I read this with a bit of concern. 

What about you? Do you have any examples of teenagers getting the wrong idea from Jesus?

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