Supposing Him To Be . . .
But they, supposing him to have been in the company, went a day’s journey; and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance. Luke 2:44 (KJV)
This verse speaking of a young Jesus slipping away to be with the religious leaders of the day caught my eye in a different way. I thought, “Many church goers are in this condition. They suppose Jesus to be in their company and look to those around them to validate His presence.”
Beloved, just because there is a crowd does not mean that the Lord is in their midst. The music and message may be uplifting, but is He there?
The tragedy is that many “Christian” churches are filled with people who do not realize what His parents realized on their journey home. He was not with them.
What do you do when you realize that Jesus is not in your “caravan”? Change direction. It is time to turn back to the last place where you were with Him and seek Him.
V. 45 And when they found him not, they turned back again to Jerusalem, seeking him.
It may take some time to reestablish your connection but when you do you will reconnect with His plan and purpose.
V. 46 And it came to pass, that after three days they found him . . .
When they did they heard Him say,
(v. 49), ” . . . wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business?
We must be aware that when we leave off being interested in the Father’s business, we will find ourselves separated from the Son. The “caravan” may be moving along but it may be missing the One who should be at the center of everything.
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