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“Where is the Lord to be Found?”

Looking for Jesus. That’s what the parents of Jesus were doing. They together, with Jesus, relatives, and acquaintances, had gone up to the city of Jerusalem for the Feast of Passover. Passover was one of the three major feasts that God had commanded His people to keep. It was a memorial feast for the time that God had delivered His people Israel from slavery in Egypt. There, God sent His angel to destroy all the first-born males of the Egyptians. This was the last plague of ten, and afterwards, stubborn Pharaoh of Egypt finally let God’s people go. With a mighty hand and with an outstretched arm, God saved His people, even through the death of the first-born. With a mighty hand and with an outstretched arm God saves us, even through the death of His First-Born, Jesus the Christ.

It was the Passover feast that Jesus and His family had gone up to Jerusalem for. And afterwards, on their way back, Mary and Joseph thought that Jesus, there son of twelve, was with others in their group. But He wasn’t. Of all places, He was in the temple, listening to the teachers, asking questions, and giving answers…

Lk02.40-52, Christmas 2, 2011A.pdf

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