Matthew 2:13-15, 19-23
A little boy rushed into his kindergarten class one morning and made the following announcement:
My mother just had a baby, and it was born too soon, so they put it in a percolator.
It could never be said that the Baby Jesus was born too soon (or too late, for that matter). He was born, after all, right on schedule, in God’s good time. It might be said, however, that right from the start, God put Him in a percolator.
…Even before he was delivered by Mary, she carried Him in her womb on a long, difficult, dangerous journey to Bethlehem.
…He was born under extremely adverse circumstances in a place designed to accommodate animals, not human beings.
…Shortly after His birth, He was targeted by King Herod for assassination.
…Then, in order to protect Him from the king’s wrath, Mary and Joseph had to take their new born Babe on still another long, difficult, dangerous journey, into…
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