So they returned to Jerusalem and spent 3 days looking for him. If you know this story, you know that they found him in the temple hearing and asking the doctors questions. What I noticed this time reading this story were Mary's words: "Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing." (Luke 2:48)
I realized that even though Jesus Christ was without sin and perfect, he still sometimes caused his parents sorrow.
This is interesting to me. They felt he had dealt with them badly. He didn't understand how they didn't understand that he was just fulfilling his mission.
49And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? awist ye not that I must be about my bFather’s business?Again. Interesting. This makes me wonder how much of our sorrowing over our children is just misunderstanding their mission.
For example, last week, Phoebe got up early and I could hear her messing around in the kitchen. She has been in a sneaking phase, so I though she might be into the freezer sneaking ice cream or frozen raspberries.
I was about to catch her in the act and give her a long boring lecture, but 1 second before I could she saw me and screamed, "Close your eyes!"
It turned out that she had gotten up early to make me a surprise breakfast. I was stunned and awed that she would even think to do such a thing. It was the best breakfast I think I have ever had. Peanut butter on toast. Not toasted. :)
It was a nice literal wake up call to give people, but especially her, the benefit of the doubt before I start sorrowing.
I'm sure that you also have examples of this. I'd love to hear them.