11 January 2019 – Matthew 2:13-15 – Part 2 (NIV)

11 January 2019 – Matthew 2:13-15 – Part 2 (NIV)

Scripture

13 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.”

14 So he got up, took the child and his mother during the night and left for Egypt, 15 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.”

Reflection

The life of Jesus gives hope in every situation we might face. We read in these passages how from an infant stage, Jesus’ life wasn’t all perfect. Yes, he was perfect in the sense that he never sinned, but it wasn’t without any trials and hardships. From an early stage in Jesus’s life he had to flee for his life. There was multiple times where people plotted to murder him. Jesus knows what it feels like to be a refugee. He had to flee his country. He knew what it felt like to be betrayed. He understood how it hurts when you loose someone. He knows how it feels to be treated unfairly. He experienced the worse kind of torture imaginable. Jesus experienced it all. So next time when you find yourself in any of these situations, know that Jesus experienced it as well. Run to Him. He knows. He understands. Take your sorrow, tears, and heartache to Him. He restores the broken hearted and lifts us up on wings like eagles. He is our refuge and strong tower. In and through Him we can do all things. He is our Saviour (Con).

Thoughts for the day

  • Is there anything you are experiencing that you feel no one understands? Have you taken it to Jesus?
  • How will these verses impact your life going forward?
  • Is there anyone you can share this message with?

Prayer

As you travel on your daily journey, take a few minutes to pray through your day before it starts: any tricky classes, meetings or people you’ll encounter in your day. Then after your day is done, take time to give everything back to God again as you travel home.

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Con Loggenberg - Discipleship DIrector
Con Loggenberg is the Discipleship Director at Shanghai Community Fellowship (SCF) and a graduate of University of Pretoria, South Africa and South African Theological Seminary. He and his Texan wife, and twin boys live in Shanghai, China.