Joseph (ChristmasChat.net)

Joseph's journey so far!

Too dangerous to stay

Joseph and Mary had to flee Bethlehem in a rush. An angel warned Joseph in a dream that King Herod wanted to kill their little boy. Very sad they started their very long journey to Egypt to find refuge there. Joseph is saying goodbye to his dear friend Moshe, unsure if they will be able to reach him in the coming months. He said farewell with ancient words from the priests: ‘The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.’

Kings and magicians from the east

There were visitors in the house of Joseph, Mary and Jesus. It were the kings and magicians from the east. They were bringing expensive and meaningful gifts: gold for the newborn king, frankincense for the prophet the little boy will become and myrrh as a preparation of his death. It was very special, but also a little heavy to understand. The wise men left already after they worshipped the little boy, who is already month’s old.