Having pointed out that the "Infancy Gospel of Thomas" could not have been written by divine inspiration, we must now answer the question why did God choose a peasant virgin to be the mother of his son?
Many have said bringing the gospel to humankind would have encountered less opposition, had God chosen a virgin from the family of the high priest, a renowned politician, or a teacher of the law to bear his son. The child of a high pedigree virgin would have gained instant recognition and acceptance among the Jewish people, especially if he was precocious and possessed miraculous powers.
But that was not God's plan, and he explained why in 1st Corinthians 1:26-29 where we read, "God chose the weak things of this world to shame the strong. He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things - and the things that are not - to nullify the things that are."
And so it was that Jesus was born into a peasant household. He spent the greater part of his early life in Nazareth where he lived an uneventful life, helping his mother on the farm and doing household chores, as well as assisting his adopted father, Joseph in his carpentry work.
As the eldest son, he might have helped in felling trees from which boards and timbers were cut for furniture, or he might have traveled long distances with Joseph to buy timbers, boards and other supplies of the trade, and returned home probably on foot.
Jesus might have spent long hours in the hot middle-eastern sun joining pieces of wood together to form furniture, or the roof of a building. At the end of the day, he would go home, tired and hungry, to dinner and to bed; only to start the whole process all over again the next day. Breaks from this mundane life came during weekly attendance at the synagogue for religious services.
Living this ordinary life, the years went by as we read in Luke 2:40 "And the child (Jesus) grew and became strong; He was filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was upon him."
At the age of 30, Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan River to be baptized by John, who was at first reluctant to do so, asking instead to be baptized by Jesus, but later agreed to baptize Jesus so that the scriptures would be fulfilled (Matthew 3:13)
As Jesus came out of the water (Matthew 3:16-17), "The heaven was opened, and he (John) saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and lighting on him (Jesus). And a voice from heaven said, This is my son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased."