Luk 2:39 And when they had completed everything according to the law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee, to their own town of Nazareth.
Luk 2:40 And the child continued growing and becoming strong, filled with wisdom, and the favour of God was upon him.
Luk 2:41 And his parents went every year to Jerusalem for the feast of the Passover.
Many physicians today are learning what Dr. Luke knew. Luke described Jesus’ childhood as a process of consistent holistic growth. While he was becoming strong physically, his mental and psychological health was also advancing. His relationship with God was also advancing, since the favour of God was upon him. It would do us all good to use Dr. Luke’s grid as a pattern for evaluating our own health. Body, mind and spirit: they all matter to God; they should each matter to us.
LORD, make us healthy and strong in every way that matters.