I was wondering…. Could you imagine losing the Son of God?
I cannot imagine what Mary and Joseph were feeling, especially if they knew that Jesus was the Son of God. I mean, they must have been going out of their minds. Not only because it was their child but because He is the Son of God.
And they lost Him!
I can somewhat relate to the feeling of losing a child, although my experience involved a different context. When my kids, who were only 2 and 3 years old at the time, were taken away from me, it felt like they were “lost” in a different sense. Although I knew their physical whereabouts, they were not at home with me, their mother. I vividly remember pacing back and forth in my home, anxiously awaiting their return. My situation was a result of a custody/visitation battle. I was in the wrong place at the wrong time when they were literally snatched from me.
They were restored to our home 10 days later, praise the Lord. The experience was truly terrifying. I couldn’t help but wonder if my emotions mirrored those of Mary and Joseph when they “lost” the Son of God. As a mother, I felt a deep sense of responsibility to our heavenly Father for the precious gifts that are my children. I wondered what led me to trust someone who had repeatedly deceived and lied throughout our relationship, expecting them to honor their word concerning our children. And though this happened twice, it did not happen a third time.
Putting it in perspective
When you think about it, God knows where all things are, all people, and even all promises. He hasn’t lost a thing. And for this, I am grateful.
Take a moment to pray for the recovery of lost items and for the fulfillment of promises. Consider the significance of what you’ve lost—can it be easily replaced, or is it truly irreplaceable? Now, envision the prospect of losing the Son of God.
So, the next time you face the prospect of losing something, reflect on the thought that, at least, you haven’t lost the Son of God.
Something to wonder about.
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Originally posted on WealthyNeeka.Medium.com.
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