Read Luke 2:49 out loud with your family.
Ask the following question and discuss the answer together as a family.
Q: Have you ever looked everywhere for something only to find it where it belongs?
Parent Note: You may have had the advantage of knowing where the item belonged, but Mary and Joseph were just learning their son's purpose on this earth. Jesus' question to them: "Did you not know that I must be in my Father's house?" didn't make sense to them. His question made as much sense to Mary and Joseph as it would for someone to ask you why you didn't look for the TV remote in the refrigerator.
Read the following prayer out loud. Have your kids repeat after you:
Dear God, thank You for sending Jesus.
You knew that we needed a Savior, and You gave us Jesus because You love us.
Help me to have more faith in You every day.
We ask these things in Jesus’ name, Amen.