You know the story about Jesus, age 12, left behind in Jerusalem. Mary and Joseph found him in the Temple.
Luke 2:48-49 (NIV)
His mother said to him, “Son, why have you treated us like this? Your father and I have been anxiously searching for you.”
“Why were you searching for me?” he asked. “Didn’t you know I had to be in my Father’s house?”
Did Joseph hear it as, “I had to be in my real father‘s house?” (I’ve had a child say, “You’re not my real mom;” it hurt). Did Joseph cringe? Weep? Or rejoice?
Parent, do you rejoice when your child has a real relationship with God the Father?