The Boy Jesus Comes to the Temple in Jerusalem

During the time of the Passover in Israel, it was important for Jews to come to Jerusalem and celebrate the Passover feast and make a sacrifice at the Temple. The Bible reveals that Joseph and Mary went to Jerusalem for the Passover every year, and this time Jesus was 12 years old. The journey to Jerusalem was a very long and difficult journey and many families traveled in a caravan. On their way back to Nazareth, Mary and Joseph could not find Jesus for a whole day. When they realized that they would not find him they went back to Jerusalem, and they found him in the Temple at the place of the discussions with the doctors of the law. Everyone was astonished at the knowledge of the young boy.