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Jesus shows His love for the Word of God by His desire to hear and learn it even as a young boy.

BibleGateway: Luke 2:41-52

ESV Text: Luke 2:41-52

KJV Text:

The section starts at about 4:48 and ends at about 6:16

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     41 Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the passover. 42 And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast. 43 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. 44 But they, supposing him to have been in the company, went a day’s journey; and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance. 45 And when they found him not, they turned back again to Jerusalem, seeking him. 46 And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions. 47 And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers. 48 And when they saw him, they were amazed: and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing. 49 And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business? 50 And they understood not the saying which he spake unto them. 51 And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject unto them: but his mother kept all these sayings in her heart. 52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 133 (LSB 410):
Within the Father’s House
— Organ Audio

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1. Within the Father’s house 
The Son hath found His home, 
And to His Temple suddenly 
The Lord of Life hath come. 

2. The doctors of the Law 
Gaze on the wondrous Child 
And marvel at His gracious words 
Of wisdom undefiled. 

3. Yet not to them is given 
The mighty truth to know, 
To lift the earthly veil which hides 
Incarnate God below. 

4. The secret of the Lord 
Escapes each human eye, 
And faithful pondering hearts await 
The full epiphany. 

5. Lord, visit Thou our souls 
And teach us by Thy grace 
Each dim revealing of Thyself 
With loving awe to trace, 

6. Till from our darkened sight 
The cloud shall pass away 
And on the cleansed soul shall burst 
The everlasting day; 

7. Till we behold Thy face 
And know as we are known 
Thee, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, 
Coequal Three in One.