The Adolescence of Jesus

Luke 2:52
“And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man.”

From the time that the boy Jesus was found in the temple courts talking to the doctors of the Law up to the time when He started His public ministry, this is the only summary of His life. This is the period when He entered the awkward adolescent phase and moved towards adulthood.

I marvel.

Jesus’ adolescence is the purest that I’ve ever known; a far cry from the drinking binges and sowing of wild oats and irresponsible years we are all familiar with.