Today’s message is taken from Luke 2:41-52. It is the only story in Scripture from the childhood of Jesus, and it includes the very first recorded words of His that we have. When He was 12 years old, Joseph and Mary and their family made the yearly pilgrimage to Jerusalem to observe the Passover just like they did every year. They were there more than a week. On their return trip home, they discover that Jesus is not in the group! He had stayed behind in Jerusalem where they find Him in the temple sitting at the feet of Israel’s teachers and asking them questions. All were amazed at His wisdom.