The Boy Jesus Visits the Temple – Worksheet

The Boy Jesus Visits the Temple
Every year Jesus’ parents went to Jerusalem for a festival called Passover.
When Jesus was twelve years old, they attended the festival as usual. When the celebration was ended, Joseph and Mary started home to Nazareth. Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem.
At first, his parents did not miss Jesus. They assumed he was traveling with some of their friends. When evening came and Jesus still didn’t show up, the became worried. They looked among their friends and relatives but Jesus was no where to be found.
When they could not find Jesus, Joseph and Mary returned to Jerusalem to search for him there.
They searched for three days before they finally found him. He was in the Temple, sitting among the religious leaders, listening to them and asking questions.
All who heard him were amazed at the knowledge of this young boy. 

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