Sounds to me like a rash insensitive statement. “Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?” (Luke 2:49) These words were spoken in response to Mary’s words of frustration. “Son, why have you treated us so? Behold, your father and I have been searching for you in great distress” (Luke 2:48). Yet we know that he went back with them to Nazareth and was submissive to them. 

But it was clear that his heavenly Father must have priority. Not that his parents here on earth didn’t count. But there was this one thing that drove him on further than anything else in life. That One Thing meant everything to him and that one thing drove him on. 

What’s your One Thing? What will you prioritize above everything else? That one thing needs to be your driving force. For Jesus it was the will of his Father. Now, you have an important choice to make. 

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