Nov 29, 2008

Teen Jesus?

Don't ask me why but at some point during this past week it occurred to me that Jesus was a teenager.

Why have we never heard stories of Jesus as a teen? Did those books of the Bible get lost along the way? I haven't yet taken the time to think about Jesus as a teen but I might just do that. Any ideas on what he was like? Lemme know...

1 comment:

Kalaya said...

Hi Gin! Luke Chapter 2 describes a brief moment in Jesus' childhood. It is the only glimpse into his childhood that we get in the Bible, for the rest is telling about his birth, infancy, and then adulthood.

Luke 2:41-52 NIV
Every year his parents went to Jerusalem for the Feast of the Passover. When he was twelve years old, they went up to the Feast, according to the custom. After the Feast was over, while his parents were returning home, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem, but they were unaware of it. 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. After three days they found him in the temple courts, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. Everyone who heard him was amazed at his understanding and his answers. When his parents saw him, they were astonished. His mother said to him, "Son, why have you treated us like this? Your father and I have been anxiously searching for you."
"Why were you searching for me?" he asked. "Didn't you know I had to be in my Father's house?" But they did not understand what he was saying to them.
Then he went down to Nazareth with them and was obedient to them. But his mother treasured all these things in her heart. And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.

"Sometimes I'd like to ask God why He allows poverty, famine, and injustice in the world when He could do something about it, but I'm afraid God would ask me the same question."
You don't change the world by trying to change the world; you change the world by changing yourself.
-Gerry Straub