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Jesus grows in Wisdom

Jesus growing in wisdom and favour with God and man Dear Friends, In Luke 2:41-52 we get a rare glimpse of Jesus growing up in the family home. His parents were faithful to the Lord as they went to the temple every year for Passover and we learn that when Jesus was of age he also went with His parents.When everyone returned home Jesus stayed in the temple and discussed faith with the teachers of the Law. We are not told the questions He asked but Luke records that Jesus amazed people with His understanding of God’s Word and Law. There was natural spiritual growth and the key to His growth is God’s favour or grace and that He was respectful and obedient. Spiritual humility is a springboard to growing in faith. We don’t learn much about Jesus from the age of 12 until he appeared publicly at 30 years of age except that He was with his family at Nazareth and was obedient to them. Mary observed all that was happening and reflected on it. May we do likewise. God’s Blessing Rev David O'Mara