Lord Jesus, we know very little about Your childhood from the scriptures. We do know that You were remarkable. From Your eighth day, we know that “He grew and became strong, was filled with wisdom and the grace of God was upon Him.”
And when twelve years old, You ”sat among the teachers in the temple courts, amazing people at His understanding and answers.”
Then we learn You were obedient to Your earthly parents and “grew in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and man.”
Lord, that is my desire as well, to grow “in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and man.”
I pray You would help me grow in being able to understand, remember, and apply learning and knowledge to my life; which we call wisdom. But not just from a worldly viewpoint. I would desire to have godly wisdom, from the Holy Spirit, to teach me of You, to know You better, to see things from Your perspective.
That way, when a crisis comes, like what we are facing today, I would not only have the wisdom to know what to do, and the peace to act, but I would be able to share that peace with others to help them cope.
Thank You Father, that You have shared your wisdom with me, and that I do have peace.
Grow and mature me now to put away childish thoughts and behaviors, to let go of ego and selfishness, and to be accountable to my relationships with You and others.
Let me be strong, and show others the peace that You offer and the grace that I live in, thanks to You. Amen