Day 276

Today’s Reading – Matthew 2 and Luke 2

When Mary and Joseph had completed everything required by the Law of the Lord, they returned to their hometown, Nazareth in Galilee. The child grew up and became strong. He was filled with wisdom, and God’s favor was on him. Each year his parents went to Jerusalem for the Passover Festival.   Luke 2:29-41 CEB

Ever wonder why kids do the things they do?

Ever wonder why adults do the things they do?

So much of what we do as children and adults is governed by what we were taught to do.

It is no wonder that later in Jesus’ life, we will read about Him in the synagogue “as was His custom.”

From the story, the customs of the Jewish faith were a part of His life growing up. Prayers, festivals, synagogue, and yes annual trips for Passover.

What are you teaching your children about the customs and traditions of faith?

What did you learn?

What do you need to relearn?


I am a United Methodist Pastor and have the privilege of serving as the Senior Pastor for the church of my childhood. I preach in a place I once was an acolyte. I love to preach, but more importantly I love to teach. I firmly believe that Faith Matters and should affect how we live. This blog is a place where I come to share the randomness that is life and faith ... and the intersection of the two.

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