ripple effect: vacaville

d164 The Fugitive
October 2, 2007, 3:26 pm
Filed under: archelaus, god, herod, hosea, jeremiah, jesus, joseph, mary, matthew, rachel

Read Matthew 2:13-23.

1. The angels were looking out for Jesus here. Through that dream, they saved His life. And, yet again, the hopes of Israel go down to Egypt…
2. Herod was so hell-bent on killing Jesus that they had to wait until he died to come back to Israel. Talk about being insecure in your position…
3. Crazy that this also fulfills a prophecy, this time by Hosea. Jesus ends up being “from” a ton of places.
4. Herod is sick. There’s no way around it. He kills all those kids. Man…
5. Fulfillment of another prophecy. This one by Jeremiah. It speaks about loss and pain of losing children. Why do you think they used Rachel’s name in this?
6. And just like that, Joseph and Mary get to go back after Herod dies… It makes you wonder what sorts of Egyptian habits they might have picked up while they lived in Egypt.
7. Apparently Archelaus wasn’t that nice either. So…they went to Galilee, Nazareth, to be exact. And, that’s how Jesus was from Bethlehem, Egypt, Nazareth, and Galilee all in one.