Today we will talk about the temple in Jerusalem. Mary and Joseph were Jews. They loved God and obeyed His laws. One law said that Jewish couples should bring their firstborn baby son to the temple to present him to God. Our Bible Reading tells us in verse 22b, “Joseph and Mary brought Jesus to Jerusalem so they could present him to the Lord (God).”
God chose Mary and Joseph to raise Jesus. I believe they were people who truly loved and served God. That’s why God chose them to be Jesus’ earthly parents. We can see from our Bible Reading that Mary and Joseph were careful to obey God’s laws. Why? Because they wanted to please God.
Christians are not under God’s Old Testament law. But we can still please God by choosing to obey Jesus’ commands and by trying to be like Jesus.
Will you be like Mary and Joseph? You can please God by obeying and serving Him.