Re:Verse reading–Luke 2:39-52 (day four)
V.49 No disrespect…no rebellion…no backtalk…no pridefulness…Jesus just responded to His parents with His heavenly wisdom. This was the first proclamation of Jesus of His identity as God’s son. Mary had just referred to Joseph and his anxiety of not knowing where Jesus was. Jesus began the break with His earthly family and His identification as God’s son. It was this statement of relationship with God that would most infuriate the Jewish leaders in coming days. Mary and Joseph knew Jesus better than anyone on earth…they knew of His birth and of the prophecy for His life. They knew He was to be the Messiah. What they didn’t know was how all of that would play out in Jesus’ life.
Who is Jesus? It is a question we each must answer. How we answer it will make all the difference in our life. Who is Jesus? Why did He come? How should I respond? These are questions to ponder in our hearts just like Mary did. What is your answer?