Did God give Jesus facial features that resembled Joseph’s and Mary’s…the jut of His adoptive dad’s chin, the deep gaze of His mother’s eyes?
Did He learn to walk at the same age as His toddler cousins?
Did He play pranks on the neighborhood kids?
Did He like to tell jokes?
Did He have a beloved pet? A goat, perhaps?
Did Mary have to cajole Him to eat His vegetables?
Where did He sulk when Mary scolded Him? Or did she never have to discipline Him?
What was His favorite sport?
How did He react to the shy glances of comely maidens?
Was He good at math or history?
What was His favorite part about working side-by-side with His dad?
Did He cry out when a splinter drove under His thumbnail?
Did He know during his growing up years and young adulthood that He had supernatural powers and what was in store for Him?
Or did God reveal that information and power in the fullness of time, when it was time for the Son to begin His ministry?
Matthew 1:20-21New International Version (NIV)
20 But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”