DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage
Dear Friend in the Lord,
God’s Providence: In today’s Gospel, the angel appeared to Joseph in a dream to tell him take Jesus and Mary and flee to Egypt, for king Herod intends to kill the child. God’s Providence provides and protects us from all that will harm God’s Plan of Salvation. Pray for the grace to trust God more wholeheartedly.
Fr Philip Heng, S.J.
Matthew 2:13-15a, 19-23a
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.
After Herod’s death, suddenly the angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt and said, ‘Get up, take the child and his mother with you and go back to the land of Israel, for those who wanted to kill the child are dead.’ So Joseph got up and, taking the child and his mother with him, went back to the land of Israel. But when he learnt that Archelaus had succeeded his father Herod as ruler of Judaea he was afraid to go there, and being warned in a dream he withdrew to the region of Galilee. There he settled in a town called Nazareth.