Prophecies (4)

Hosea is another prophet God used to tell people something that would happen in the future. Hosea shared these words from God in Hosea 11:1: “The Lord said, ‘I loved Israel when he was a child, and I called my son out of Egypt.’”
About 700 years later, that prophecy was fulfilled. Our Bible verses today tell us, “So Joseph got ready and left for Egypt with the child and the mother. They left during the night. Joseph stayed in Egypt until Herod died. This gave full meaning to what the Lord said through the prophet: ‘I called my son to come out of Egypt.’”
God knew ahead of time that Joseph, Mary and Jesus would have to leave Israel and go to Egypt so Herod would not kill Jesus. Then, Joseph, Mary and Jesus went back to Israel and lived in Nazareth.
God is all-powerful. He knows everything. He knows what has happened in the past, what is happening right now and what will happen in the future. Isn’t God amazing?