Two men tried to grab a young girl in our area. The girl was able to get away from the men. She crawled under her porch, and her dog scared the men away. The two men were captured and put in jail.
I cannot even imagine the heartache of a parent whose child is attacked or missing. This reminds me of how Mary and Joseph must have felt when they went to Jerusalem. Our Bible Reading tells us that as they traveled home, they realized that Jesus was not with them. They returned to Jerusalem to search for Jesus.
Verse 46 tells us, “After three days they found him. Jesus was sitting in the Temple area with the religious teachers, listening and asking them questions.” Mary and Joseph must have been relieved to know that Jesus was safe.
It is not easy to be a parent. That’s why parents need to depend on God to give them wisdom and guidance. If you are a parent, trust God to help you raise your children in the Lord.