Father: Jehovah (earthly) Joseph
At the young age of 12, Jesus was beginning to
show His purpose on earth. The family had gone to Jerusalem for the Passover Feast. When it was
over and they were on their way home, they
realized Jesus was not there. They looked for
Him among the relatives and friends, but He was
nowhere to be found. He had been left behind!
So they went back to Jerusalem. They found
Him three days later in the temple courtyard. He
was with the teachers, questioning them.... and
answering their questions. They
were quite amazed at His knowledge. When
confronted by His Mother about how worried they
had been, He replied, "Why were you worried and
looking for me? Don't you know I am doing my
Father's business?" But He went home with them,
and was an obedient son, and Mary kept all these things in her heart.
Of course, these are my words, but you can read it for yourselves in Luke 2:41-52
We read of John preaching to the crowds of people that came to him. His message was one of repentence and baptism. His purpose was to prepare the way for the Lord.
One day, as he was preaching and baptizing, he saw Jesus coming toward him. He said, "Look! The Lamb of God! He takes away the sins of the world! This is the One I was talking about".
When Jesus came into the water to be baptized, John said, "I need to be baptized by You". But Jesus told him that this was the plan to be fulfilled. So John baptized Him; and when He came up out of the water, the Spirit of God came upon Him like a dove. A voice from Heaven said, "This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased.".
Jesus revealed to them what events were about to take place. While they were eating, He then took the bread. He gave thanks, broke it and giving it to them said, "Take and eat. This is my body." Next, He took the cup, and blessed it. He told the apostles, "Take and drink. This is my blood of the new covenant. It is poured out to forgive the sins of many".
Read on, as the story continues.