A Reading from Luke 2:40 and 52
And the child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom. And the favor of God was upon him… And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man.
I find this passage of Scripture fascinating, because sinful man and God both had favor on Jesus. Think about that for a moment, sinful man and God agreeing on something…Jesus being favored. Wow. I find this surprising because many people in this world only favor those who are wealthy, famous, beautiful, athletic, or intelligent.