Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Jesus, the asylum seeker

“…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." So he got up, took the child and his mother during the night and left for Egypt, where he stayed until the death of Herod..." Matthew 2:13-15 NIV

Somehow the act of God hiding from does not feel right or spiritual; after all He is God, He could speak a word and Herod will be dead. Yet, He chose to hid His son from Herod by seeking refuge in Africa. We also see Jesus, during his ministry, hiding from men who sought to kill him as He ministered to them (John 8:59). He hid for a while then came back and continue with the ministry.

There is time for everything, there is time to run from the enemy (situations) and hide for a time. Are you faced with difficulties and hardship at home, work, school, everywhere? Perhaps you need to enquire from the Lord whether you should stay or hide away (resign; find alternative accommodation, school, country?) until the situation changes…losing a battle does not mean you have lost the war.

copyright ©2008 Light to my path † † † by TJM Kyara

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