This is written from a Mother’s Perspective – specifically from Mary’s. I did a lot of research into what it would have been like, but this is STRICTLY my imagination, there is no guarantee any of this really happened or really were her thoughts. I do use scripture through out. However, it’s mostly how I think I might have thought if I were her.
A Mother’s Thougths – Day 349
What a crazy few days we have had. After those men left, we settled in and the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. He said, “Get up, 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.” We left immediately to make the 40 some mile trip to Egypt. Egypt, who would have thought we would be in Egypt.
We have been moving ever since. Why would Herod want to kill Jesus? As we traveled, we did hear how those men had been to see Herod, I wonder if that had something to do with it? What could they have told Herod to make him want to kill Jesus? Maybe it’s because of the prophets have foretold of the Messiah and him being a king. Maybe Herod has figured out that Jesus is the Messiah.
One thing I know is God will protect and keep us. All we have to do is listen to Him and obey Him. I am thankful for a man like Joseph who listens to and follows God.
Have to get moving again. No time to waste.