Divine Protection

Jesus blood was wanted on the very day of birth.

Did we thought his blood was only wanted towards the end of the time when he was crucified? Apparently the very moment when he was born, King Herod already wanted him dead!

Now after they had left, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, ‘Get up, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you; for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy him.’ Then Joseph got up, took the child and his mother by night, and went to Egypt, and remained there until the death of Herod. This was to fulfil what had been spoken by the Lord through the prophet, ‘Out of Egypt I have called my son.’

When Herod saw that he had been tricked by the wise men, he was infuriated, and he sent and killed all the children in and around Bethlehem who were two years old or under, according to the time that he had learned from the wise men. Then was fulfilled what had been spoken through the prophet Jeremiah:

‘A voice was heard in Ramah, wailing and loud lamentation, Rachel weeping for her children; she refused to be consoled, because they are no more.’

When Herod died, an angel of the Lord suddenly appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt and said, ‘Get up, take the child and his mother, and go to the land of Israel, for those who were seeking the child’s life are dead.’ Then Joseph got up, took the child and his mother, and went to the land of Israel. But when he heard that Archelaus was ruling over Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there. And after being warned in a dream, he went away to the district of Galilee. There he made his home in a town called Nazareth, so that what had been spoken through the prophets might be fulfilled, ‘He will be called a Nazorean.’

– Matthew 2:13-23

Thank God for his providence that in God’s timing and providence, he was spared. He was obviously divinely protected. We praise and thank God for his providence. Is it not sufficient to know that God is constantly watching over us just as he has watched over Jesus? Divine protection! God do not will us to die in sins, unlike Jesus, who had the specific mission to die for our sins. God’s will is for us to know his son, and to accept him, to repent of our sins to have eternal life with him. That is God’s will for us.

“God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. 18Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.” John 3:17-18

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~ by ymsim on 2009/12/24.

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