Jesus chose to set aside His glory, take on flesh, and be one of us. Because of that, He initially had to go through a growth process. There’s a story recorded of Him engaging the temple leaders in conversation when He was twelve. Luke describes His actions this way as Joseph and Mary were walking in:

“…sitting in the midst of the teachers, both listening to them and asking them questions. And all who heard Him were astonished at His understanding and answers” – Luke 2:46b:47 NKJV

Jesus was conversational. Even before He had fully reached maturity, He was perplexing those who considered themselves “learned”. His purpose wasn’t to embarrass the temple leadership, He was just being Himself. He was naturally drawn to conversation about spiritual and scriptural things. It was His method then, and still is now. Through the Holy Spirit, conversation can be happening any time; and in a healthy conversation there’s time to talk and time to listen.

Has He amazed you lately? He still astonishes if we’re willing to talk and listen; especially if we’ve started considering ourselves “learned”. We may not always understand the answers, but the time is most assuredly well spent.

About cchrisholland

...husband, dad, pastor, teacher, and chronic day-dreamer
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