Being a parent isn’t easy, is it? So many decisions! Where to live? How to protect our children? What to do about discipline? Which School?
Everything would be perfect if only God would tell us what to do, right?
Well, four times Joseph received dreams directly from God. Where did it take his little family?
Birth in a dirty stable, refugee status in Egypt and a hard life in out-of-the-way Nazareth!
Not exactly places where one would expect to find a family who is trading on inside information. Heavenly information at that!
A temporary guardian of the Son of God might reasonably expect better.
Surely an antiseptic birthing room in Jerusalem General, a royal baby shower in the Temple Courts and then an all-expense-paid move into permanent quarters at the Royal Suite in Herod Arms at High Court.
Not even close.
Matthew is just getting started, but makes one thing clear from the very beginning. The life of The Guest from Heaven isn’t going to turn out like anyone expects.
We know things will get worse for Jesus. Much worse! But not before the Teacher opens a treasure of Inside Information to guide our lives!
Don’t you just love this story! It is ours.