Weekly Devotional: "Trust Jesus as Lord"

When Mary and Joseph lost track of Jesus during the Passover in Jerusalem, a great anxiety gripped them. Besides the worry of parents they realized they had failed in their trust of guarding Israel's promised Messiah. Upon finding Jesus, however, Mary cast the blame of her negligence upon our Lord. With the meekness of a 12-year-old boy Jesus gently reminded Mary both of his identity and his mission. When we fail to see Jesus as both Savior and Lord we will like Mary be tempted to question him whenever he does something we don't understand. Mary believed in Jesus as the future Messiah, but she failed to realize that he was also the divine son of God. Next time we are tempted to doubt God, lets remember that as our Lord and Master, he has our eternal good in mind.

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