"Now so it was that after three days they found Him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, both listening to them and asking them questions."
In this passage it is during passover, Jesus is twelve years old and Mary and Joseph couldn't find Him for three days. When they did locate Him, He was in the temple and was listening intently to those in the temple and sharing His own wisdom and understanding with them. When asked why He had done this, He answered, "Did you not know that I must be about My Father's buisness?", and because of this He ended up increasing in the favor of God and of men.
Nothing stopped Jesus from talking about His Father in Heaven and trying to reach others. He demonstrated a heart of love and compassion for the people, even at such a young age. He was truly interested in what they believed and wanted so much to show them the right way. This is the same heart in which we should have towards everyone we come into contact with. Jesus came to save everyone, not just some. No matter who you are or what you have done Jesus came, died on the cross and bore all the sins of the world so that we may have salvation through Him. I know for me personally, I have done so many things wrong and lived a life of sin and bondage. There are times when the enemy tries to tear me down and tell me things like I am not worthy and there is no way that someone like me can be used by God, but these are all lies. The Lord has plans for me and wants to use all that I have gone through and use my past for His glory.
Jesus had wisdom and knowledge concering His Father and His Kingdom and had a burden on His heart to reach out to those who were lost. Likewise, I have a knowledge of drug addiction and how the Lord has set me free from that, and now the Lord will use my knowledge and experience in that to help others who are still in bondage to that. I truly have a love and compassion for these people and I feel that burden on my heart to reach out to them and help them.
Today I will pray that I will not quench the Spirit and grab hold of every opportunity to witness and help those which the Lord puts in my path. I will also pray that it would be Him speaking through me and that His Holy Spirit would give me the wisdom and knowledge of what to say.