Contributed by John Lowe on Jun 23, 2017
Joseph was an Israelite and he kept the law, and Jesus did too. Therefore, Luke gives us this incident from the “silent years” of Jesus’ life.
Harmony of the Gospels
Childhood of Jesus
Luke 2:40, 51
God has chosen not to tell us much about Jesus, until He begins His ministry at about thirty years of age. We are only given a couple of events from those early years, but I believe that they were important to Him.