Friday, January 16, 2009

Out of Darkness

January 14, 2009

The life of Jesus. Read Today: Joseph's Family escapes to Egypt Matthew 2: 13 - 15

Matthew 2:14 GodsWord
14 Joseph got up, took the child and his mother, and left for Egypt that night.

A lot of things happen by night in Jesus's life. Nicodemus would come to visit him at night. The last supper and the trial were at night also. But an almost throw away line appears in Matthew 2:14. Joseph took the child (Jesus) and his wife and left to Egypt. Unlike the Joseph who went to Egypt as a slave, this Joseph was leaving as a free man and carrying the promise the first Joseph was given. Jesus was leaving the land of light and journeying to the darkness so that he could return again.

Jesus is light to us today. We need to go through the darkness like he did so we can be called out of Egypt as well.

Read for tomorrow: Herod's Wrath of Bethlehem's Children Matthew 2:16 - 18