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Friday, April 10, 2009

Personal Time with Jesus - Day 10

Listening, Answering

Every year Jesus’ parents went to Jerusalem for the Passover festival. When Jesus was twelve years old, they attended the festival as usual. After the celebration was over, they started home to Nazareth, but Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. His parents didn’t miss him at first, because they assumed he was among the other travelers. But when he didn’t show up that evening, they started looking for him among their relatives and friends. When they couldn’t find him, they went back to Jerusalem to search for him there. Three days later they finally discovered him in the Temple, sitting among the religious teachers, listening to them and asking questions. All who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers. -Luke 2:41-47

Imagine again that you were Mary and could not find your child for three days. I can only being to image the feelings of fear and worry that flooded through them. However, from this passage we learn a great deal about Jesus; he listens, asks questions, and answers. Even though this was what he did her on earth, and even at 12 years old, this is also the relationship Jesus wants us to have with him today. We need to remember each day that Jesus not only will listen, I find that too often I try to give him my laundry list of prayers, but he will also ask questions and answer us if we only take the time to listen to him.

Join me daily as I journey through Beth Moore's Jesus: 90 Days with the One and Only.

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