“After three days they found Him in the court of the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions.” Luke 2:46
At this point in Jesus life He is 12 years old. His family had traveled to Jerusalem for the Passover Feast. The scriptures indicate it was a caravan of people. When the feast was over they all headed back home. Like most families His parents assumed Jesus was playing with His cousins as they traveled, but after a days time they began looking for Him. Once they could not find Him they returned to Jerusalem and as indicated in our verse today they found Him.
This verse indicates to me what Jesus did the next 18 years. He certainly knew the scriptures, He was the Word, but I believe He was finding out what men thought of it and discussing it with them face to face.
As He told His parents that day He had to be about His Father’s business. At the age of 12 He was beginning to see the cross up on the hill.