I'm one of those people that over thinks things.
One of the things that I wonder about is....when did Jesus....in His human state....realize that He was the Son of God?
In Luke 2:40 it says, "And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon Him. :42 And when He was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast. verse 49: And He said unto them, HOW IS IT THAT YE SOUGHT ME ? WIST YE NOT THAT I MUST BE ABOUT MY FATHER'S BUSINESS? :50 And they understood not the saying which He spake unto them.
By His statement to Mary and Joseph, it seems Jesus already knew that He was to be about His Father's business here on earth.
By the time He was twelve years old, He was preaching in the temple in Jerusalem!!
verse 2:52 states...And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.
The proclamation from Heaven comes at the age of 30 in Luke 3:21 Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened, :22 And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon Him, and a voice came from heaven, which said THOU ART MY BELOVED SON; IN THEE I AM WELL PLEASED.
The Trinity was present....Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
This officially begins the ministry of Jesus.
Luke 4:1 And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness.
So did Jesus "know" He was the Son of God in His early years, or was He going about being an obedient servant, because of scripture?
Or, did He come into the realization of being part of the Trinity when the Heavens opened, and God proclaimed Him to be His Son? and Jesus was then filled with the Holy Ghost?
It shouldn't really matter to me one way or the other.
Being redeemed is the point...isn't it?!
Being able to participate in the Joy Unspeakable is the plan.
I am sure the answer to my question is obvious to millions of others....I just don't see it.
Let it go, let it go.......wait, where have I heard that before???!!! hmmm.
May we be as bold, yet as compassionate as Jesus in our own obedience to the Father.
In His Name.