TOPIC: Leaving Jesus Behind? [Open Heaven for Teens 28 March 2021]
MEMORISE: Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown. – Revelation 3:11
READ: Luke 2:41-52
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Joshua 21-22; Luke 6:1-49
At the age of twelve, Jesus accompanied His parents and their relatives to Jerusalem for the feast of the Passover. On the day of their return, Jesus remained in the temple, but His parents didn’t realize He wasn’t with them until the third day. How sad! This is the height of distraction. Perhaps, Mary and Joseph were gisting about how powerful that year’s feast was and their relatives were commenting on the guest ministers mannerisms during the sermon. They talked and laughed so much that Jesus absence was unnoticed until the third day.
My dear child, do you attend church services or prayer meetings only to get back home and gist about the event with your family or close friends? You may have left Jesus. Are you so fond of taking note of the grammatical errors of men of God that you miss out on the message God wants to get across to you through His vessel? Do you attend religious services because you were told to do so or its a recurrent event and not because of the desire for a divine encounter with God? Now, is the time to check your heart and repent. Retrace your steps today so that you can enjoy a beautiful fellowship with God once again.
Lord, please take my hand in Yours and never leave me as I journey to eternal life.
HYMN 17: There Shall Be Showers Of Blessing
Showers of blessing,
Showers of blessing we need;
Mercy drop ’round are falling,
But for the showers we plead.
Daily Devotional for Teen’s guide was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical church in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries.