Luke 2:50 And they understood not the saying which he spake unto them.
Jesus had just told Joseph and Mary that He had to be about His Father’s business. They heard it. Mary put it away in her heart and thought about it, but they didn’t understand.
What is really strange is that they knew before He was born who He was and what was going on. What happened? Could it be that getting caught up in the daily busyness of raising Jesus, living life, and even serving God that they forgot? Did they begin to take for granted what was going on? Did the memory of what God had done begin to grow dim?
How is it that we can know so much spiritually and then seem not to recognize exactly what we know? They know who Jesus is. They know who they are raising. They know that He is a miracle baby, miracle child, and that God has something super special for Him to do but they don’t recognize maybe the first step in that direction.
So the question comes, what do you know that you are not understanding! Have you begun to take the things of God too lightly? Are you forgetting what you know?