When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. “Get up,” he said, “take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him.”
So he got up, took the child and his mother during the night and left for Egypt, where he stayed until the death of Herod. And so was fulfilled what the Lord had said through the prophet: “Out of Egypt I called my son.” (Matthew 2)
What if our Lord Jesus had been shunned or rejected in his time of need? What would Christmas be like if he had been thrown along with his family back into the clutches of Herod? It was God's plan that he be a refugee. Remember that. It was God's plan that his Son Jesus be a refugee.
|Our nativity scene at home|
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