Jesus Presented at the Temple22 And when the time came for their purification according to the Law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord 23 (as it is written in the Law of the Lord,“Every male who first opens the womb shall be called holy to the Lord”) 24 and to offer a sacrifice according to what is said in the Law of the Lord, “a pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.”
Now who was this baby?
So what do we know about Mary and Joseph?
How did Mary and Joseph demonstrate their devotion to God?
Mary and Joseph obeyed God fully and without question.
Sometimes we might feel that we are given a difficult role in our life. Maybe a hard situation we find ourselves in. Maybe a nagging to go above and beyond for someone. Whatever our situation, God already knows. We just need to lean on Him and on His word to know what to do and to practice obedience to Him. We know that Mary and Joseph had the difficult job to be the parents of a perfect child who would grow up to do something extraordinary and yet they are shown to be ordinary people just following the will of God fully. What might God do in our lives if we did the same?
Tomorrow's scripture focus: Luke 2:25-30