Re:Verse reading–Luke 2:39-52 (day two)
Then, after three days they found Him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, both listening to them and asking them questions. vs. 46
What later would become the hallmark of Jesus’ teaching is clearly evident in this twelve year old boy. Listening and asking questions. How often would the 30 year old version of Jesus confound the disciples, the pharisees, or crowds with questions: Who do you say I am? How many fish are there? Which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins have been forgiven you,’ or to say, ‘Get up and walk’? Jesus would always direct the thinking of others with questions. These questions reveal not only whether you have the knowledge, but also what your heart truly values. Perhaps we can listen and ask more questions when speaking with others. What do you think?