Lost

Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the passover. And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast. And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and his mother knew not of it. But they, supposing him to have been in the company, went a day’s journey; and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance. And when they found him not, they turned back again to Jerusalem, seeking him.” Luke 2: 41-45
 
Maybe you have been in a store with a small child and look up and they are GONE! I break out in a cold sweat and your heart starts racing. You look around the corner there they sitting playing with a new found friend. It must have been an awful feeling for Mary and Joseph when they realized that they lost their son, Jesus. They fainlly found Him in the temple after three days. Let’s look back to the beginning of this story. Verses 43 and 44 tell us, “And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and his mother knew not of it. But they, supposing him to have been in the company, went a day’s journey; and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance.” Jesus tarried in Jerusalem, in the temple, and Joseph and Mary didn’t realize that He was not with them. You go to church and worship on Sunday, but do you leave Jesus at church? Do you talk with Him in prayer daily? Do you read His Word and let Him speak to you during the week? It is sad that many people who claim to love the Lord, don’t realize that they leave Him behind at church on Sunday, just “supposing” that He is with them.