There’s nothing weird or abnormal about us humans asking questions. Indeed, questions communicate an inquiring mind, curiosity & an interest in learning. What seems rogue to me is that Jesus asked questions. Since Jesus is omniscient (all knowing), what’s the point? And yet He asked lots of questions when He did His skin thing with us.
For example, His first question was to His parents when they’d misplaced the Son of God for more than three days – as a mom, I can’t even begin to fathom what that was like for Mary, but that’s a discussion for a different day.
In Luke 2:49, Jesus asked His parents, “Why is it that you were looking for Me? Did you not know that I had to be in My Father’s house?”
Here are a few takeaways from Jesus’ questions to His earthly parents:
- Just because we’ve walked with Jesus for lots of years doesn’t mean that we can’t learn new things about Him everyday!
- Jesus is God’s Son & defaults to being around His Fathers interests – best place to find Jesus is where the Father is working
- In an interesting twist, why is it that we sometimes don’t look for Jesus? Are we distracted? Are we “satisfied” with flesh & not incarnate?
Lets look for Jesus throughout this day 🙂