I've been thinking about this for a long time. We all know about the hit show The Wonder Years where Kevin Arnold lived his life and grew up right before our very eyes but I sometimes catch myself thinking about the wonder years of Jesus.
In the Bible we have a New Testament that is filled with the experiences of Jesus in about the last three years of his life but what happened in the previous 30 some years?
Of course there are a few snippets here and there that talk about his birth and the one where he gets lost and Joseph and Mary don't realize he's gone until they are miles away. (Luke 2:43-50) But other than those few instances we really don't have anything else.
The Bible tells us that Jesus came to live and experience everything that we do. The temptations, hardships, heartaches and disappointments. I have reason to believe that was what was taking place in the wonder years. He came and took on the human form so that he could be the perfect atonement for all of us.
Maybe what was happening in the wonder years was just that, the making of the perfect atonement.
No doubt Jesus lived the perfect life all of his life but sometimes you just can't help but wonder about those wonder years huh?
What are some of your thoughts about the wonder years of Jesus?