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“And (Jesus) said to (Mary and Joseph), ‘Why did you seek Me? Did you not know that I must be about My Father’s business?’ But they did not understand the statement which He spoke to them.” (Luke 2:49-50)
Rarely, if ever, does a parent fully understand or readily embrace the calling and destiny that is upon their children’s lives during their young and developing years. Parents can begin to identify the talents and tendencies, but how and when those giftings unfold is a whole other ‘God-matter’ altogether.
If Mary had understood what this ‘Father’s business’ would lead to just 21 years later in Jesus’ life, realizing that her Son would be brutally beaten and left hanging on a cross to die, she may have protectively done everything in her power to derail the destiny lined out for Jesus. Who could have blamed her?
God sovereignly unfolds our lives so that we are given every opportunity to unpack, explore, apply, and ultimately fulfill the plans He has for us. The price of that fulfillment is always high. The scars are always deeply embedded and ever present. The rewards and end-results, however, are ALWAYS magnificent and ABSOLUTELY worth the journey.
So, may we never shun from fulfilling ‘Father’s business’. It is always much higher than the ‘carpentry business’ of our earthly fathers---as exemplified in Joseph's life. Ultimately, it reaps the glorious fruit which we can gladly transport to heaven with us---which consists of redeemed souls, transformed lives, destinies fulfilled, and eternal bliss with Almighty God forevermore.
1/7/2018 06:04:27 pm
Being about our Father Business, is not easy but can be very rewarding and fulfilling. I agree Mary had no idea what Jesus would have to endure, neither did Elizabeth for John the Baptist, but there reward on the other side makes it so worth it. I don't know what I would do if I knew the trails and tribulations my kid would have to face in order to get to his destiny. I know all I have gone through to reach mine and yes, I have shared in His persecution. We have to strive, one day at a time on this adventure to get to the destiny He has for us. Thanks for sharing. How do I subscribe?
1/8/2018 06:35:40 pm
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1/8/2018 06:32:14 pm
Exactly. We train our children up in God's ways and then let the Lord be in charge of the results.
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