And it came to pass, that after three days they found Him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions. And all that heard Him were astonished at His understanding and answers. And when they saw Him, they were amazed: and His mother said unto Him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing. And He said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about My Father's business? (Luke 2:46-49)
Jesus Christ, the Word made flesh, the Law-giver who spoke with Moses and Abraham, Joshua and David, has now become just as human as the rest of us, yet without sin and fully God. He discussed the points of the Law He gave with the elders and leaders of Israel when the family visited Jerusalem. Though Mary and Joseph were at a loss to find him for a time, He was never lost but doing the will of His Father. He came to serve, to teach those who will hear, and give Himself a ransom for many. As Lord of all, He could have insisted and stayed with the lawyers, but He humbly submitted to the authority placed over Him and was obedient, growing in favour with God and man.
As Christians, we are to be about our Father’s business of reaching the lost with the Gospel, teaching the nations all that Christ commanded, and preaching the Word of God unto all who will hear. We are to be found obedient and faithful, always ready to give a defense of that which God has revealed unto us through His Word and sharing the Good News that Jesus Christ, the Law-giver has become the sacrifice for sin and satisfied the Law and the wrath of His Father. Our Lord came to give Himself for us that we might receive the righteousness of Him by faith in Him and His finished and perfect work on the Cross of Calvary. We are to give ourselves in service to Him that others might come to Him in repentance of their sins and faith unto eternal life.
God has sent those of us who are His saints and know Him out into this world to reach the lost that they might be saved from sin. He desires that His people strive to be holy and obedient unto Him that we might minister to those around us who are hurting and in need as He provides. We serve others, equipped with the Word of reconciliation and righteousness, rightly divided and fitly spoken, that they may see Christ in us, the hope of Glory. Our God has commanded us to love one another with an unfeigned love, even as He first loved us, and to disciple one another in the Word of God so that we may all grow in grace and in the Knowledge of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Our Lord has commissioned those who are His with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, to go where He sends us in the power of the Holy Spirit. As we go, we are to proclaim the Good News of forgiveness through repentance and reconciliation with the Father through faith in His Son, that those who believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Messiah of God might have life in His Name.
God is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance and the knowledge of the Truth. Jesus loves you and wants to establish a covenant relationship with you that is real and personal. Surrender to Him on His terms and He will give you a brand new life of discipleship and fellowship with Him that is abundant and everlasting. God calls you to faith in Christ and His finished and perfect work on the Cross of Calvary to pay your sIn debt. He has provided the only way of reconciliation with God, forgiveness from God, and Salvation through Jesus Christ, the Son of God who is God the Son, to give you a new life in Christ. Turn away from yourself and your sIn and turn to Him alone for eternal Life, now and always.