Main Scriptures: Luke 2:42-48
More Scriptures: Am.3:3, Matt.18:19, Ecc.4:9
It was on Christmas day. I was in church and as the message was going on, the Holy Spirit took on a brief journey through our main text today. And immediately, He said, it takes two to find. Jesus Christ when he was twelve years went up with parents to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast. But in the midst of the celebration, Jesus went to the temple and sat with doctors and the highly intelligent to hear their wisdom and also ask questions. And his parents returned to their home thinking that Jesus had found His way home. Unfortunately, when His parents got home, they did not find Him. They became worried and concerned about the whereabouts of their Son, Jesus, just any parent would. And in verse 48, something interesting happened. Joseph and Mary went looking for their son together. Behold thy Father (Joseph) and I (Mary) sought (searched for) thee (Jesus). Have you wondered what would have happened if it was only Joseph that went for Jesus without the assistance of his wife or vice versa? Your answer is as good as mine. Either of them would have been frustrated and discouraged. This is the same attitude that God expects from every husband. Jesus got missing. It took the husband and his wife to find Him. No matter what is missing in your family life, if only you will cooperate with your wife, you will find it very quickly. It may be that you have been married for some time now and your wife is yet to conceive and give your children. It could also be that the health and vitality of your wife and children is missing. It is ungodly for you to leave your alone to go looking for them. It is not right for your wife to be the one that will attend the prayer meetings for those expecting the fruits of the womb or healing services. You need to physically and emotionally connect with your wife to find the missing blessing of God for your family. In Ecc. 4:9, it says two are better than one. Why? Because they have a good reward for their labour. And in verse 12 of Ecc.4, the Scriptures say and if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him. And in Amos 3:3, the Word of God says, can two walk together, except they be agreed? What happens when you combine with your wife to find? First, it gives you speed and makes you both to find very quickly. Secondly, it terminates frustration and discouragements. Thirdly, it guarantees your victory. This is why Jesus speaking said, whatever the two of you shall agree as touching ANYTHING on earth shall be established in heaven (Matt.18:19). Husbands, be at the forefront of the search with your wife and it will amaze you how quickly your testimony will arrive at your home.
· Father, by Your Spirit, deliver me from false estimation of self and fill me with meekness
· Father, empower me to partner with my wife to search for all the blessing missing in our home
· Father, by Your mercy, help us to find our blessings in You speedily
I work and walk with my wife to find because I am a godly husband in Jesus name. Amen.