A Christian Journey

In Favor

“And Jesus increased in wisdom, in broad and full understanding, and in stature and years, and in favor with God and man.”         Luke 2:52

Sometimes I wonder how He could just lie in a manger and cry, or do all the other things a newborn does since He was God.  I believe Jesus grew up just like any of us did.   At some point though, He became aware of Who His real Father was and what His real purpose was.  The scriptures say when He was 12 years old He told His earthly parents that He needed to be doing His Father’s business. 

Today’s verse is shortly after the above statement, and it indicates that he matured into that full purpose we see when He turns 30.  Think about your own growth from 12 to 30.  Did you increase in wisdom, full understanding, and favor with God and man?   For Jesus this was all so much deeper because He came to save the rest of us from ourselves.


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