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Coming To Town (part 2 of 3)

Jesus as a boy The Boy Jesus at the Temple 41  Every year Jesus’ parents went to Jerusalem for the Festival of the Passover. 42  When he was twelve years old, they went up to the festival, according to the custom. 43  After the festival was over, while his parents were returning home, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem, but they were unaware of it.   44  Thinking he was in their company, they traveled on for a day. Then they began looking for him among their relatives and friends.   45  When they did not find him, they went back to Jerusalem to look for him.   46  After three days they found him in the temple courts, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions.   47  Everyone who heard him was amazed  at his understanding and his answers.   48  When his parents saw him, they were astonished. His mother  said to him, “Son, why have you treated us like this? Your father  and I have been anxiously searching for you.” 49  “Why were you searc