Archive for February 7th, 2010

Losing the Son of God


The feast was over.  Jesus’ family was on their way back home but was unaware that He had stayed behind.  “Thinking he was in their company, they traveled on for a day.  Then they began looking for him among their relatives and friends.  When they did not find him, they went back to Jerusalem to look for him.” 

Can you imagine Mary and Joseph’s perspective; ‘We have lost the Son of God’?

Have you ever ‘lost the Son of God’?  Have you ever had to pull away from family and friends to go back to where you last remember being with Jesus to find Him again?  Isn’t it all so subtle?  Isn’t it all so easy for it to go unnoticed?  It only took one day to lose Him, but it took three to find Him again.  Isn’t that the way it often is? 

How long does it take ‘to’ notice?  Once we realize we have lost Him, do we abandon all to find Him again as they did?  Do we put forth the extra effort it usually takes to find where we lost Him?  He stopped and we went on.  He turned and we went straight.  As much as it sometimes takes our all to find Him, it also takes our all to not lose Him.

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