The Messiah Promised?
Now, Who is this promised Messiah? Last night we shared about the journey the Magi took to search for the Messiah. According to the prophecy, it stated:
“But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,
are by no means least among the rulers of Judah;
for out of you will come a ruler
who will shepherd my people Israel.’
On With Our Story
Now, we did not show you if they found the Messiah or not, did we? Since we focused on King Herod after knowing that he felt threatened by the birth of the Messiah, he ordered every child below the age of 2, killed. Did he really believe in the prophecy? Apparently he did.
Meanwhile, God engineered. He sent an Angel to Joseph, in a dream as He redirected Joseph’s family to Egypt and they stayed there till King Herod’s passing. Later on, one night through another dream, God redirected Joseph and his family back to Israel again. Did God protect them? Yes, He did. (Matthew 2:13-23)
Oh sorry for the sidetrack again. So where were we..?
The Magi.. of course! Did they ever see the baby, ‘The promised Messiah’? According to Matthew 2:9-12
“After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen when it rose went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. 10 When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. 11 On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. 12 And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route. “
I believe they did. You see, apparently King Herod did not get the memo..
Up till this point, we saw God engineered spectacular events supernaturally. Why is it so important you wonder? Why did God create such a grand stage with multitude of witnesses in His story telling? Or was He trying to make a point..? If It was.. what was it?
Hopefully we get a peek into the answers above next time. Meanwhile, enjoy this carol. Sleep tight and have an awesome night everyone! Stay tuned, we’ll see you tomorrow.