Escaping the grasp of evildoers
where he stayed until the death of Herod. And so was fulfilled what the Lord had said through the prophet: “Out of Egypt I called my son.”
After Jesus was born, King Herod was afraid that Jesus would grow up and take away his throne, so he wanted to kill Jesus. God sent angels to Joseph in a dream to tell him to escape with Mary and baby Jesus to Egypt. They listened and escaped King Herod’s murderous plot. There is a church in Bethlehem today called the “Church of Nativity”. It is said that there is a small tombstone there where the innocent children that were murdered that year are buried.
In this Bible passage, which people protected Jesus?
□ His father, Joseph □ His mother, Mary □ King Herod □ Angels □ God
King Herod murdered innocent children for his own benefit. However, it was actually Satan attempting to ruin God’s plan to have Jesus save the world! Satan is a demon that goes against God, so we should be careful to avoid his attempts to ruin good things. When we have thoughts to be selfish or go against what is right, we must be careful. Don’t listen to Satan and be like King Herod.
Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you for always protecting me. Thank you for sending angels and my parents to protect and guide me on the right path. Please help me to follow the words of the Bible in living my life and remove selfish and resisting feelings in my heart so that I can be an obedient child of God and my parents. Protect my family so that it is full of peace and joy. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen!