His mother (Mary) said to him (Jesus), “Son, why have you treated us like this? Your father and I have been anxiously searching for you.” “Why were you searching for me? Didn’t you know I had to be in my Father’s house?” But they did not understand what he was saying to them. Luke 2:48-50
Mary and Joseph must have been going crazy. Having one of their children missing for three days. That alone is scary. Not to mention that he was at the temple and responding the way he did. I would not understand that also. However, what is interesting here is that Mary and Joseph should have been expecting things like this. They should have been seeing this a mile away. Jesus was beginning to walk in his calling, beginning to take a chance and grow. Mary and Joseph should have been expecting this, they should have not been surprised.
I often get like this, I often get like Mary and Joseph. I know where God is moving, I know what is about to come, but when it actually happens I scramble, I lose focus, I get all out of whack, I get like Mary and Joseph, searching and searching, then when I find God He said to me, “Why where you searching for me? Didn’t you know.....” Oh yeah I did. I guess with everyday life and the beauty of time is that I do forget. Unless things are so immediate, I tend to drift off, get out of focus, and than caught completely off guard when God begins to move. Wouldn’t it be nice to stay in focus. It’s not that hard, just don’t forget. The beauty of the new year is that we are more aware of what God is doing and our goals are more align with Him, however, I must must not let the everyday grind of life get in the way seeing God.
Lord thank you for this message. Help me not to freak out when you move. And when you do, help me to move.