Holy Innocents, Martyrs : Tuesday, 28th December 2021

Daily Word Of God

Matthew 2:13-16

After the wise men had left, the angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, ‘Get up, take the child and his mother with you, and escape into Egypt, and stay there until I tell you, because Herod intends to search for the child and do away with him.’ So Joseph got up and, taking the child and his mother with him, left that night for Egypt, where he stayed until Herod was dead. This was to fulfil what the Lord had spoken through the prophet: I called my son out of Egypt.

     Herod was furious on realising that he had been outwitted by the wise men, and in Bethlehem and its surrounding district he had all the male children killed who were two years old or under, reckoning by the date he had been careful to ask the wise men.

Today's Pointers on God's Word

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • God spoke to Joseph in a dream, and he obeyed God’s Will promptly and escaped the evil plans of Herod to kill baby Jesus through killing all male children who were two years old or younger.


  • God too speaks to us in our daily living and also officially through the Teaching Authorities of our Church leaders e.g. Pope, Bishops, faith and moral teachings of our Church.


  • Have we been sincere in listening and following them?  Let us seek the help of the Holy Spirit to guide us to live in God’s ways more fully.