God?s Protection

Most of the time when we think about the Christmas story, we think about a cute little baby on a bed of straw. We feel happy as we read about the shepherds coming to worship baby Jesus.
But in our Bible Reading today, we read that King Herod wanted to kill baby Jesus. That does not make us feel happy! But God did not allow Herod to kill Jesus. God protected Jesus, Mary and Joseph by sending them to Egypt to live.
God sent an angel to talk to Joseph through a dream. The angel said (verse 13b), ?Get up! Take the baby and his mother and escape to Egypt. Herod will start looking for the baby. Herod wants to kill him. So stay in Egypt until I tell you it is safe.?
God protected Jesus and kept Him safe. And God protects us, too. Psalm 34:7 says, ?The Lord?s angel builds a camp around the people that follow him. The Lord?s angel protects those people.?
God will be with You today. Be sure to thank Him for His love and protection.