They became expatriates.
After the wise men were gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. “Get up! Flee to Egypt with the Child and his mother,” the angel said. “Stay there until I tell you to return, because Herod is going to search for the child to kill him.”
That night Joseph left for Egypt with the Child and Mary, his mother, and they stayed there until Herod’s death. This fulfilled what the LORD had spoken through the prophet: “I called my Son out of Egypt." ~ Matt. 2:13-14
Willingly obedient, they left home, family, friends, country, and moved to a foreign land.
What a price to pay for having birthed The Son of God.
But, they were willing.
Food for deep contemplation: What are you and I willing to do to protect The Lord Jesus Christ?
In that question, I mean, sometimes The Lord's reputation is on the line because of us - things we do or don't do, say or don't say. Others can look at our lives and say, "I want to be a Christian" or "I don't want anything to do with Christianity".
What are we willing to do to protect the reputation of The Lord Jesus Christ? Are we willingly obedient to The Word of God, as Joseph and Mary were?
Just a little food for thought today.
Because of Him and Unto Him,