Jesus in the Temple
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And He said to them, “Why did you seek Me? Did you not know that I must be about My Father’s business?” Luke 2:49
It was the custom for the Jews from all parts of the land to go up to Jerusalem to worship at least once every year at the feast of the Passover, which was held in the spring.
Some families also stayed to the feast of Pentecost, which was fifty days after Passover; and some went again in the fall to the feast of Tabernacles, when for a week all the families slept out of doors under roofs made of green twigs and bushes.
When Jesus was a boy twelve years old he was taken up to the feast of the Passover, and then for the first time he saw the holy city Jerusalem and the Temple of the Lord on Mount Moriah. Young as he was, his soul was stirred as he walked among the courts of the Temple, and saw the altar with its smoking sacrifice, the priests in their white robes, and the Levites with their silver trumpets. Though a boy, Jesus began to feel that he was the son of God, and that this was his Father's house.
His heart was so filled with the worship of the Temple, with the words of the
scribes or teachers whom he heard in the courts, and with his own thoughts, that
when it was time to go home to Nazareth he stayed behind, held fast by his love
for the house of the Lord. The company of people who were travelling together
was large, and at first he was not missed. But when night came and the boy Jesus
could not be found, his mother was alarmed. The next day Joseph and Mary left
their company and hastened back to Jerusalem. They did not at first think to go
to the Temple. They sought him among their friends and kindred who were living
in the city, but could not find him.