So little is known about the years of Jesus boyhood, but there is gold still to be mined. While God is as silent as Joseph on the explicit details of Jesus' early life, He appears eager to invite us to search out the full measure of His son’s humanity. And that picture reveals the likelihood that Jesus suffered some real disappointments at a tender age. Seeing a picture of an orphaned Jesus who had to grow up quickly gives us an even deeper appreciation for the humble man who submitted himself fully to the Master Tektón, in order that He might save the world in every way.
Would it surprise you if Joseph wasn’t actually a carpenter? Or that Jesus was a heartbroken teenager?
While God has chosen to leave these questions unanswered, there is much to support these possibilities, and the result is a Savior who knew our humanity more intimately than we ever thought.
In Part 1 of a 2 part series, we start by gazing at a picture of what it likely looked like for Jesus growing up in the early stages of His masculine journey. And this picture gives us a helpful vision of the ancient path laid out for all who choose the old road to the true man.
This is the inaugural podcast for Being Son, a ministry we pray will be used to equip the masculine souls of many men. Every journey must start somewhere, and what better place to start than with the pioneer of our salvation (Heb 2:10).
Please pray for us to walk and grow with love and discernment as we experiment with this new medium to help God unlock the true glory of men.
This story is a Christmas Gift to us. Merry Christmas!
Check out Adam Schindler Here who was a great resource for this podcast. He is an international conference speaker, consultant, and digital strategy executive with vast experience digital marketing, messaging and web design and development.
Check out this National Geographic Piece on Jesus the “Tekton”