For You From The Word
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.” (Matthew 2:13)
For You To Think About
Imagine bringing a child into the world in a strange town where you know no one. Then, because you fear for the child’s life, you discover you must flee to a foreign country and live there for several years until conditions are safe again for the child.
After Jesus’ birth, Joseph and Mary escaped to Egypt in order to save Jesus’ life.
Joseph – an adoptive parent – did what was necessary in order to unconditionally love, care for, and protect his adopted son, Jesus.
Mary – a birth parent – did what was necessary in order to unconditionally love, care for, and protect her birth child.
For You To Pray
Help parents make courageous choices for their children.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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