How quickly in the church year that we depart from the infant Jesus. We aren’t saved in Jesus’ infancy. The Lord Jesus "grew and became strong" (Luke 2:40); He "increased in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man" (Luke 2:52). As His body grew and developed, His mind also increased in knowledge and understanding.
As our brother in the flesh, Jesus lived by faith in the Word of His Father. Thus, He was taught by His parents, who took Him up "to Jerusalem every year at the Feast of the Passover" (Luke 2:41); and when He was of age, He gave attention to the Holy Scriptures in His Father's house (Luke 2:46, 49). Christ Jesus is still found in His Church, in "the Word of truth, the Gospel," by which we are adopted by His Father and sealed with His Spirit (Eph. 1:5, 13).
These Seeds of Faith have been sown by St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Bridgeport, NE. I’m Pastor Allen Strawn.