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Thursday, November 19, 2015

A reminder on refugees from Middle East terror


Depiction of the Flight to Egypt, from a capital
in the Cathedral of St. Lazarus, Autun, France,
carved by Gislebertus 900 years ago.

Just in case Christians forget their primal connection to refugees from Middle East terror, here is the story of Mary and Joseph's flight as refugees to Egypt from Herod the child-slayer --

Matthew 2:13-16 (New Revised Standard Version)

13Now after they had left, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Get up, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you; for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy him.” 14Then Joseph got up, took the child and his mother by night, and went to Egypt, 15and remained there until the death of Herod. This was to fulfill what had been spoken by the Lord through the prophet, “Out of Egypt I have called my son.”

16When Herod saw that he had been tricked by the wise men, he was infuriated, and he sent and killed all the children in and around Bethlehem who were two years old or under, according to the time that he had learned from the wise men.


  -- Dan Damon [follow]


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