Wednesday, December 15, 2010
AN ANGEL APPEARS TO JOSEPH...
NOW WHEN THE MAGI LEFT MARY AND JOSEPH WITH BABY JESUS,
MATT2:13 Behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, "Rise, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there till I tell you; for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy him." And he rose and took the child and his mother by night, and departed to Egypt, and remained there until the death of Herod. This was to fulfil the Lord had spoken by the prophet, "Out of Egypt have I called my son." Then Herod when he saw that he had been tricked by the wise men, was in a furious rage and he sent and killed all the male children in Bethlehem and in all that region who were two years old or under, according to the time which he had ascertained from the wise men. Then was fulfilled what was spoken by the prophet Jeremiah.
The following is from source: http://www.makingchristknown.com/
"When the angel appeared the second time warning Joseph of Herod's wrath, he did not hesitate. He took his wife and child to Egypt to save Jesus even though he was not the biological father. Although Scripture doesn't give exact dates, it is thought that they lived in Egypt for between one month up to one year.
Joseph had to leave his home for up to one year. He most likely had to learn a new language, get some sort of job to support his family and risk all three being killed if discovered by Herod. In other words, Joseph was a man on the run; a fugitive."
Can we even imagine how it would be not to be able to go back to our own home with our new Baby but have to flee in fear to a foreign country where you do not speak the language? But Joseph was so obedient to God that they did not hesitate to trust and obey. The Angel who appears in Joseph's dreams is a very large part of his life and how he was guided by God. Do we have that kind of trust? I pray so.
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