Of all the places God could have sent Joseph, Mary, and Jesus to escape King Herod, why Egypt? Looking into this story in Matthew chapter two more closely, we find encouraging insight about those times when we seem to be in a spiritual "desert." Though we cannot see it, our situation somehow fits God's master plan.
The familiar story of the Magi provides important insights about how to wisely seek first the Kingdom of God.
An angel of God convinces Joseph to marry Mary, and to adopt her son when he is born. Joseph does more than this. How did he know the right thing to do?
Matthew begins his Gospel with a genealogy of Jesus neatly divided into three parts of 14 generations each. But this is obviously inaccurate, according to the precise historical facts. What is Matthew doing? He is pointing us to trust God as the good Father who is able to keep his promises no matter what.