*This devotion was taken from the devotions Pastor Frankie wrote on Jesus' life and mailed to the children of EVNaz. These devotional books can be found at www.evnaz.org/kidsmatterministries.
Learning about Jesus is kind of like going to school. In order to learn a lot, it’s important to ask really good questions.
These things are a part of the process of learning how to become who God has designed you to be. When Jesus was a child, His parents traveled to the Temple to celebrate Passover. When it was time to return home, they accidentally left Him behind. He wanted to learn more about God, so He stayed at the Temple and asked some great questions.
Sometimes, it can be scary to ask questions, especially when it seems like everyone knows the answer but you. But, asking questions helped Jesus to discover more about God.
Why is it sometimes so scary to ask questions?
What is a question you have about God?
Take a look at the story in the Bible where Jesus asked questions at the Temple. Look for yourself.
He was a kid with questions, too.
"Every year Jesus’ parents went to Jerusalem for the Festival of the Passover. When he was twelve years old, they went up to the festival, according to the custom. After the festival was over, while his parents were returning home, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem, but they were unaware of it. Thinking he was in their company, they traveled on for a day. Then they began looking for him among their relatives and friends. When they did not find him, they went back to Jerusalem to look for him. After three days they found him in the temple courts, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions."
Three days of questions. That’s a lot of information.
Take a moment and ask good questions about Jesus.
What questions do you have about Easter?
Take time to really listen and consider the answer given. If you don’t feel like the answer is complete, or if you want to know more, ask another question.
Help me to know you better. Help me to be able to tell others about Jesus. Thank you for Easter. Thank you for preparing a place for me in heaven.
In Jesus Name, Amen.