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The foundation of all the work in this Church is grounded in the belief that Jesus Christ is Lord and Saviour and that all people need to come to a personal faith in Him and experience the reality of His presence in their lives. Outreach is our priority.
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Jesus is left behind...      Luke 2: 41-52
Have you ever been lost?  Or have you ever lost something really special like your favourite teddy?  And have you ever noticed how grownups are forever losing things?  I forget where my car keys are, or where I've put my purse or even where I have parked my car!
 
When Jesus was 12 years old his mum and dad took him to the Passover Festival in Jerusalem.  The Passover Festival is held every year in Jerusalem to celebrate and remember how God had rescued his people from Egypt many hundreds of years earlier.  It is the most important event of the year for Jews - even today.  In Jesus's time all families would join up together and travel many miles for the Passover Festival, it was a joyous festival with lots of stalls and fun things to do, everyone looked forward to going.
When the Festival was over, all the people, including Mary and Joseph, were busy getting ready to go home.  Mary and Joseph guessed that Jesus would be somewhere, probably walking back with his group of friends.  It wasn't until they were setting up tents for the night that they realised Jesus was missing.  They went all the way back to Jerusalem to look for him - imagine how worried they must have been.  Jesus had been missing for three days before he was found.
 
Although Jesus was Mary and Joseph's son, Jesus's true father was God and Jesus wanted to spend time with his true father which is why he went to the Temple.  It is important to know that Jesus wasn't being naughty staying behind, he thought his mum and dad knew exactly where he would be and they would come and get him when they were ready.
 
 So let us make sure that we do not leave Jesus behind in our busy lives.
Dear God,
You know everything and understand everything.  Thank you that Jesus came into the world so that we may know you.  Help us to remember that you are always with us.
Amen
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